Academics and entrepreneurs give evidence on the role of technology in getting more people active
The House of Lords Sport and Recreation Committee will this week hold two evidence sessions examining the role of technology in encouraging healthy and active lifestyles. The Committee will hear from academics and sports technology entrepreneurs as it explores how technology, often blamed for encouraging sedentary lifestyles, can instead be harnessed to connect people to opportunities to be active.
Areas of discussion
- The opportunities and limitations of using technology to encourage physical activity.
- How online physical activity programmes can be developed and the role of gamification.
- The role of influencers and social media in encouraging physical activity.
- How technology can be used to make booking and acessing sport facilities easier.
- The impact of the digital divide on innovation and participation in sport and recreation.
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