This week we had a great discussion based around the idea of using technology to help motivate people to increase the amount of exercise they take on a daily basis. Richard Keegan from the Universitys Department of Sport, Coaching & Exercise Science came along to contribute his expertise on the topic. There appear to be a large number of online games, mobile phone apps and social networking tools that already attempt to address these issues. However, it is a field in whcih technology has the potential to make real, lasting impacts in peoples lives. We are hoping to collaborate with Richard in designing some tools for this specific purpose in the near future.
Appropriately enough, considering we were discussing topics such as dietary behaviour, obesity and diabetes, we had some delicious sugar coated cream buns to go with our coffee.