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Apps, Activity and Well Being: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Apps, Activity and Well Being: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

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 CIBC Hall, McMaster University

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Dr. Robert Fleisig robert@mcmaster.ca

The Apps, Activity and Well Being Interdisciplinary Symposium will explore the connections between physical activity and mental health, share insights on the use of smart phone technologies in promoting active living, and engage attendees in an on-site app building competition.

Overview

This half-day, interdisciplinary symposium is presented by the Hamilton Chapter of the Active Mental Health Initiative - a student-led organization that promotes awareness of the interplay between physical activity and mental health - in cooperation with the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology at McMaster University. It is open to the entire university community and general public. Click HERE to learn more and register.

The agenda features several expert speakers and an app building competition to better understand the role of technology, specifically smartphone applications, in promoting quality of life.

The introduction to the competition will include a short talk by Dr. Robert Fleisig on the use of human-centred design principles in app development. "I will highlight game theory employed to influence positive behavioural change in people," said Dr. Fleisig, an Associate Professor at the W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology engaged in design for health, wellness and aging. 

The W Booth School values opportunities to team up with complementary organizations to advance the role of engineering in building a brighter world. Said Dr. Fleisig: "It aligns with our mission as a leading go-to community resource for expertise in engineering design, entrepreneurship and public policy."