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Thursday 9th December

Digital rehabilitation & data visualisation in sport, health and wellbeing

Join us on the 9th December to find out how the use of digital rehabilitation & data visualisation could enhance your business.

About this event

Advances in digital technologies have brought big changes to human movement measurement. How do you navigate the myriad of products to get the functionality and cost you need for patient or athlete rehabilitation? How do you provide value to your clients and customers through best use of the data generated?

The Sports Engineering Research Group (SERG) is the world’s largest academic group in sports engineering and an internationally renowned centre of excellence for research and knowledge transfer. The group’s work is based on four research themes: applied computing, biomechanics, design engineering, and active travel. In each area, researchers develop fundamental knowledge and deliver applied solutions to enhance athletic performance, reduce injury, and promote physical activity. SERG provides support to a broad range of organisations in which human movement measurement, data management, and data visualisation plays a role in the delivery of their business.

In 2019, SERG evolved and formed the foundational pillar of the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC). The AWRC is a world‐leading £15.7 million research centre funded by the UK Department of Health, Sheffield Hallam University and with support by the European Social Fund. The AWRC co‐creates, evaluates, and exploits innovations in sport, physical activity and health with commercial and non‐commercial partners.

Through the Sheffield Innovation Programme (SIP), SERG can provide SMEs within the Sheffield City Region (as well as Chesterfield, N-E Derbyshire, Derbyshire Dales, Bassetlaw and Bolsover) with free, informed academic research and knowledge to help enhance their business.


This event will focus on:

• Innovations in digital rehabilitation

• How data visualisation methods can enhance customer value


In this session, you’ll hear about:

• What is meant by digital rehab, and work in this field by SERG staff

• How SERG and AWRC work with the region’s SMEs to drive business growth through evaluation, testing, and validation of new ideas

• The expertise and facilities available at the AWRC

• Potential funding sources, including SIP and KTP, that support innovative idea development and allow collaboration with a range of university experts


Who should attend?

This event should be of interest to SMEs in and around the Sheffield City Region that provide physiotherapy services, personal trainers, professional sports that manage athlete health, and wellbeing product/service companies.



Thursday 9th December 2021, 8:00am – 10:30am


Sheffield Hallam University, Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, Olympic Legacy Park, 2 Old Hall Road, Sheffield S3 9TU



8.00am: Arrival, breakfast & networking

8:30am: Welcome and Introduction, David Curtis, SERG, SHU

8.45am: Short talks on:

• Digital rehabilitation; Dr Marcus Dunn and Dr Ben Heller, SERG, SHU

• Data visualisation; Assoc. Prof Simon Choppin, SERG, SHU

• Sheffield Innovation Programme; Antony Davies, SIP, SHU

9.45am: AWRC tour*

10.15am: Networking & close

*AWRC tour will show some relevant labs, and meeting/event spaces we use for projects and collaboration with companies.


Other Information

Places are limited to 25 persons, and we will operate a first-come-first-served basis. If demand is high for places, we will consider running the event again.

This event will adhere to the government’s COVID-19 guidance.

Breakfast refreshments & catering will be provided at the event. If you have any dietary requirements please either let us know upon registration or email Should you have any questions prior to the event, please do not hesitate to email us at