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Sport & Exercise Science: Wearable Technology For Sport, Exercise & Health – A Taste Of Sport & Exercise Science With Dr Marco Arkesteijn From Aberystwyth University

15th March 2021 @ 14:15 - 15:00



We are delighted to present the Taste Of series from Aberystwyth University which showcases different subject disciplines. Students will be engaged in a lively interactive discussion that provides enrichment of their current studies whilst bringing to life the wealth of academic possibilities available at university.

In this session Dr Marco Arkesteijn, Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics, will present Wearable Technology For Sport, Exercise & Health.

Background: Technology is more and more ‘wearable’, meaning that individuals can collect data from devices they wear. Fitbits are a prime example, but also GPS tracking in elite teams sports is very common.

Objective: In this 45 minute session, we will explore some of these devices, and see how they work, where they are used and what information they provide.

Activities: In small groups/individually, attendees will select a piece of equipment and search the internet for information about it.

Output: The gathered information will result in an infographic that summarizes the pieces of equipment.

Benefits: By sharing the attendees’ findings at the end of the session, there will be an overview and discussion of different pieces of wearable technology.


For further details about this great series and to see other Taste Of events on offer, please click below:




Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr Marco Arkesteijn

Suitable for: Year 11 to Year 13 students (and equivalent) studying or with an interest in study/careers in Physical Education, Health promotion, Sport, Exercise Science, Strength and Conditioning.

Preparation or Pre-Reading: There is no formal preparation or pre-reading but participants may like to consider in advance some questions relevant to the subject area.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges.  If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:



15th March 2021
14:15 - 15:00
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