Healthy Employee Mobile and Active
"Europeans office workers spend between 2.5 and 8.5 hours sitting each day." And passive behaviour is not only influencing our physical health. A holistic approach for employees focusses on unique insights of both full-body kinematics as well as physiological parameters helping people to better manage their daily lives.
The HEMA Project is a three year project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission.
In the framework of the European Week of Sport (EWoS) to be held during 23-30 September 2020, the “Healthy Employee, Mobile and Active” (HEMA) project will be launching a pan-European “Vital Companies Challenge”. The challenge aims at promoting active mobility and physical activity in the workplace, by engaging employees in a two-week competition. Supported and co-funded by the European Commission through Erasmus+ program, HEMA intends to tackle the high level of physical inactivity in Europe, by identifying the workplace as a key area for action and impact.
The Vital Companies Challenge is developed by Kinetic Analysis in collaboration with HEMA project partner, European Platform for Sport Innovation (EPSI). The Vital Companies Challenge will be open to all companies and employees to promote and engage in physical activity and active mobility.
This walking challenge will rely on a mobile application, which will seamlessly track activity from running, walking and cycling, during a two-week period, starting on the first day of the European Week of Sport 2020. The objective is to introduce and consolidate workplace activity among employees of any fitness level; e.g. taking stairs over elevators, walking meetings, walking and/or cycling to work etc. The application will track this information from widely used fitness apps available to both Android and iOS users.
Hence, to join the first Pan-European Vital Companies Challenge is simple: download the VCC App on iOS and Android devices starting from the 10th of September 2020, create a team with other colleagues, synchronize the VCC App with a Health App or wearable in order to collect data (that will be converted in points) and start to #BeActive.