Empowering people: measuring imperceptible movements

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The world of sport is constantly pushing the boundaries of human capability, enabling people to understand how to achieve more and recover more quickly.

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About the event

This progress is fuelled by measurements of imperceptible changes in movement and health parameters, tailored to the individual and their sporting needs.

This insightful half-day event will examine the benefits of combining gross movement geolocation with precise physical measurements to enable conclusions to be reached on sporting performance and the broader implications these approaches can have on monitoring societal health and wellness.

The aim of this captivating session is to start a debate on how these approaches could be used to improve services and reduce costs in fields such as healthcare, security and insurance.

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Registration and networking with refreshments


Introduction to Location based Systems/Services from Andrew Matthews, Nokia Technologies


Welcome from host, Sadia Cuthbert, MBA Projects Manager, Cambridge Judge Business School


Health; a Wicked Problem as cannot afford to ignore; Mike Trenell, Professor of Movement & Metabolism, NIHR Senior Research Fellow & Director, MoveLab, Newcastle University

Mike will explore both health as a Wicked Problem and the potential for Technology to help support us
all make better everyday choices.




Athlete Monitoring in Team Sports: Past, Present & Future; Paul Neilson, Head of Business Operations, Prozone

Drawing on experience from Prozone, this presentation will discuss the origins of athlete tracking and
monitoring in elite sport, and how both data creation and application have evolved over the last 15 year
period - driven by technology change and analytical innovation.




Refreshments and networking


Body worn sensors: The struggle from data deluge to useful information; Paul Baxter, Principal Engineer, Cambridge Consultants

Body worn sensors are becoming increasingly common in the fields of health and fitness - but they can provide an excess of noisy data none of which directly measures what users want to know. In this talk I will discuss the challenges in using mathematics and statistics to combine data from multiple body worn sensors to obtain usable information, enabling technique training, performance monitoring and personal fitness development.




Mobile human data from real world environments; Deborah Jones, Head of Sales - Clinical Research, Equivital




Panel session with all speakers chaired by SIG Champion, David Bartlett, Omnisense


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Paul Baxter - Associate Director, Cambridge Consultants

Deborah Jones - Head of Sales Clinical Research, Jaltek

Paul Neilson

Mike Trenell - Professor of Movement & Metabolism, NIHR Senior Research Fellow & Director, Newcastle University

SIG Champions

David Bartlett - Head of Technology Positioning, u-blox UK

David Bartlett works in the positioning technology (R&D) group at u-blox with a focus on hybrid positioning: bringing together GNSS with terrestrial systems such as UWB and V2X, primarily in support of future autonomous vehicle, driverless car and robotics applications but also for IoT and indoor positioning. Prior to this he was CTO and co-founder of Omnisense delivering high precision indoor IoT tracking solutions. He also worked at Cambridge Positioning systems with a focus on cellular positioning and network aided GNSS techniques.

Bob Cockshott - Knowledge Transfer Manager, Positioning, Navigation, Timing and Quantum, KTN

After 25 years in the space industry working mainly on electro-optical payloads, Bob has spent the last 13 years in the government-funded Knowledge Transfer Network, supporting business in position, navigation and timing, and more recently also quantum technology. Bob has taken a special interest in GNSS vulnerability, and has organised international conferences on vulnerability and its mitigation. Bob is a member of the Cabinet Office PNT Technical Group and chairs the Royal Institute of Navigation’s Technical Committee. Bob is a member of the International Time and Sync Forum Steering Group and is also a Cambridge Wireless Location Based Services SIG Champion.

Ramsey Faragher - Founder, President, and CTO, FocalPoint

Dr Ramsey Faragher is Founder, President and CTO of Focal Point Positioning, a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation, and a Fellow of Queens' College, at the University of Cambridge. He is the inventor of the Supercorrelation digital signal processing technique, which has redefined the state of the art in GPS positioning. He is the author of dozens of patents, and has been the recipient of numerous awards within the positioning and navigation ecosystem. His company is pioneering improvements to smartphone and automotive navigation systems, and in the past during his time in the Defence sector he has developed technologies that have been to the bottom of the ocean and all the way to Mars. He also helped to improve the bluetooth tracking capabilities of various globally-deployed contact tracing technologies during the Covid pandemic. He regularly contributes to technology podcasts, writes for Forbes, and has provided science advice for two television production companies. Ramsey lives with his family in Cambridge and is currently navigating the challenging landscape of having three small and adventurous children.

Ben Tarlow - Senior Staff Engineer, Qualcomm Technologies International

Ben has worked in positioning for 15 years, developing algorithms for satellite, cellular and other terrestrial RF technologies. At Qualcomm, Ben works in the Advanced Algorithms group, where current research areas in location are data fusion, use of sensor data for positioning and fitness applications; one day, he hopes to be given the remit to explore the area of olfactory positioning. Ben has a background in Pure Mathematics and a PhD in Combinatorics. He has over 20 different patents filed or granted, mostly on subjects relating to positioning.

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Cambridge Judge Business School, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1AG

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