VRGO & Fyt: Using AI to improve sedentary workforce ageing
Fyt: Technology using innovative smart technologies and AI to effectively motivate employees to be more active through stand-up nudges, stretching exercises and information, via personalisation. Enabling independent self-care.
About the project
VRGO’s vision is to raise awareness of sedentary behaviour, help people live healthier lives, and age better. Despite known health impacts of excessive sitting, office workers spend on average 5hours/day sitting at their desk. With hybrid home-working becoming a permanent arrangement, employers need to adapt their health and safety responsibilities for those working from home in addition to the office.
Using a people-centred design approach this project will develop a service (desktop/web/mobile app) around the VRGO-fyt sensor prototype (developed through Innovate UK Smart project ref-52666) that effectively motivates employees to be more active through stand-up nudges, stretching exercises and motivational information. This Fyt service-wrapper aims to improve the ageing journey for office workers, reducing pain and improving mental health through improving posture and physical activity.
Innovative smart sensor technologies and custom machine-learning algorithms are tailored to each user, enabling independent self-care. An iterative double diamond design process with our user community will discover, define, develop, deliver and evaluate, resulting in a service that is user tested and market ready.