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Showcasing Research: A smartphone app to track walking school buses

Dr Sarah Norgate and Dr Liz Smith from Psychology at Salford have been collaborating with computer science researchers from Lancaster University to develop a smartphone app for parents to keep track of their child’s walking bus (a group of children walking to school with one or two adults) during the school run.  The app has recently been piloted with schools, parents, and children within the local area.  The project is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the research may be of interest to those exploring digital media and/or physical activity.

The project has recently received media coverage.  Please visit the University’s news page for more information.

If you would like to know more about the project, please contact Dr Sarah Norgate on s.norgate@salford.ac.uk or Dr Liz Smith on e.smith1@salford.ac.uk

 

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