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New study launched to manage age and obesity related diseases using movement sensor technology.

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This two year collaborative project between Kingston and St George’s and Places for People Leisure has a total budget of £103,000.

A ground-breaking study has been launched this month by Kingston and St George’s joint Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education in conjunction with Places for People Leisure to develop, monitor and evaluate movement sensor technology for managing age and obesity related chronic diseases. The project has a budget of £103,000 after being awarded a research grant from the Technology Strategy Board as well as additional support from Places for People Leisure.

Andy Powell (pictured) has been appointed Wellbeing Coordinator (Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate) to support this two year collaborative project, with the development of evidence based aquatic exercise programmes for referred clients. Phil Carver, Associate Professor at joint Faculty’s School of Rehabilitation Sciences will lead the extensive research programme. He said: “Andy brings existing project management knowledge and extensive research skills within the field of physical activity. This will further enhance the partnership with our local leisure management providers within the new public health landscape”.