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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): National Plan for Sport and Recreation

National Plan for Sport and Recreation Committee
National Plan for Sport and Recreation

Wednesday 26 May 2021

Start times: 3.30pm (private) 3.30pm (public)


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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.

Meeting details

At 3.30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry National Plan for Sport and Recreation
Co-founder and CEO at Sweatcoin
Professor of Primary Care and Community Health at University of Manchester, Director at National Institute for Health Research Older People and Frailty Policy Research Unit, and Lead at National Institute for Health Research Applied Research Collaboration Greater Manchester Healthy Ageing Theme
At 4.30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry National Plan for Sport and Recreation
CEO at Playfinder
Lecturer in Digital Business, Salford Business School at University of Salford, and Founder at FanFit
Chief Executive at The Great Run Company

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.

Further information

You can follow the Committee on Twitter @HLSportandRec

Location

Virtual meeting (webcast)