About our research
As part of our work with the Versus Arthritis Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis, we are carrying out two new projects in the area of exercise and supported physical activity for Osteoarthritis.
Physical activity and exercise is known to be beneficial for individuals with Osteoarthritis. However, some people experience a short term increase in symptoms after using their affected joint. There are potentially some mechanisms which mean that exercise might be beneficial for symptoms independent of whether the affected joint is used. We aim to test the short term effects of two different types of low impact exercise (traditional cycling and arm-cycling) upon symptoms and the experience of pain.
Project one is running from December 2019 - December 2020.
There is a need to be able to provide additional support for individuals to help manage long-term conditions. Researchers across Computer Science and Health at the University of Bath have secured funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to develop a smartphone app to help support people with Osteoarthritis. A key part of this development process is to involve potential users in providing feedback and informing the design of the app. Therefore, we are looking for volunteers to attend design and feedback sessions.
Project two is running from January 2020 - July 2020.