Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre

A Sheffield Hallam University research facility located in the olympic legacy park with the goal of improving health through innovation to help people stay active.



Sheffield Hallam University's Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) is the flagship research centre at the heart of the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park. Its vision is to improve people's health and wellbeing through innovations that help them move.
The AWRC incorporates state-of the-art, fully instrumented indoor and outdoor laboratories, and access to a wide range of academic expertise in the fields of health, engineering, sport science, robotics, applied computing, psychology, design, and the arts.
AWRC research is organised into three key themes:
  •  Healthy and active 100 — prioritising research and innovation that prevents disease, supporting people into 100 years of healthy and active life.
  •  Living well with chronic disease — exploring the management and treatment of chronic diseases, such as cancer, stroke, musculoskeletal disorders, diabetes and mental health, through physical activity as a therapy.
  •  Technological and digital innovations to promote independent lives — focusing on the development and application of new and emerging technologies to assist mobility.
The AWRC facilities include:
  •  500 sqm 3D movement analysis lab
  •  3D morphology scanning lab
  •  rapid prototyping and makerspace
  •  design engineering and manufacturing workshop
  •  human movement and performance lab
  •  emerging technologies hub
  •  innovation accelerator with SME co-working facility
  •  physical activity suite
  •  lecture theatre
The research hub for the National Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) - a 2012 Olympic Legacy project aiming to transform Sheffield into the most active city in the UK - is also based at the AWRC.
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