AWRC projects

AWRC projects

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Bridging the wellbeing gap: co-designing a student support chatbot with Mindbehind

The study revealed a resounding consensus among students regarding the need for a wellbeing-focused chatbot. Students identified key areas where such support was required, particularly in addressing anxiety related to academic and university life.

Golf as a therapeutic tool for older adults and their supporters

Sheffield Hallam University has teamed up with Golf in Society (GiS) and Sport for Confidence to explore how the social connectivity of golf can improve the health and wellbeing of those who are frail and living with Parkinson’s and dementia.

Planet Wellbeing: Using Extended Reality to Improve Mental Health and Reduce Loneliness

One in 15 people aged 50+ are often lonely, rising to one in three for those who are widowed, and one in four for those in poor health. Loneliness and social isolation have numerous health consequences including 26% increased mortality likelihood and more than doubling the risk of developing dementia.

Magic Five

This collaboration with Innerva explored the five major benefits of power-assisted exercise for older people and people with neurological and cardio-respiratory conditions. The 'magic five' consists of aerobic fitness, muscular strength, flexibility, balance and psychosocial wellbeing.

Etexsense: cuff development and testing

Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a medical device that treats foot drop (inability to lift the toes during walking) in multiple sclerosis or following stroke. It works by applying pulses of current to paralysed muscles.

Helping small businesses achieve big ambitions

Find out how our Wellbeing Accelerator helps start-ups and SMEs to develop innovative health and wellbeing products