The project will be delivered across Connected Health Cities four city regions including Greater Manchester, Yorkshire, Liverpool and the North West Coast and Newcastle and the North East. Each region will be able to see how the amount of steps they have taken over the period compares to the others’.
As well as daily updates on the dedicated website, each week users will get personalised feedback with information about their progress and how they compare to others from across the North.
Throughout the eight weeks of the challenge CHC and Nokia will keep people motivated with motivational content, seasonal tips to get moving more, hundreds of fitness tracker give-aways and awareness messages on how to keep your heart healthy.
After the 8-week period de-personalised data will be sent to The University of Manchester’s Connected Health Cities programme where data scientists will look for changes in heart rate across the study period.
Prof John Ainsworth, Director of Connected Health Cities said: “More effective use of data and technology has great potential to deliver health benefits for all of us. The CityMoves study is a great example for people to see the positive impact that their data can have.
“In CityMoves study we aim to develop a better understanding of the relationship between increased physical exercise and resting heart rate, a key indicator of health.”
To join the programme participants can register at nokia.ly/citymoves, choose their team and begin measuring their steps and watch as they rise up their team’s leader board.
CityMoves launches at Manchester Science Festival’s Citizen Science Showcase on the 21 & 22 October 2017 at The University of Salford’s MediaCityUK campus. TV, photo and interview opportunities available.
For more information please contact Stephen Melia, Communications Lead, Connected Health Cities firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07557 310 213
Interviews available via telephone:
- Prof John Ainsworth, Director, Connected Health Cities
- Dr Mary Tully, Head of Public Engagement, Connected Health Cities
About Connected Health Cities
Connected Health Cities (CHCs) safely and securely combines population data and technology to address chronic disease burdens and reduce early mortality across the North of England. Uniting experts from academia, NHS and industry CHC is improving services for patients and building public partnerships founded on trust and transparency.
Funded by the Department of Health and commissioned by the Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA), The University of Manchester coordinates four CHC regions located in the North East and North Cumbria, the North West Coast, Greater Manchester and Yorkshire.
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