Improving adolescent health in Ireland

The University of Limerick worked with Imosphere on a research project with the objective of creating a national database with key predictors of adolescent health.

A physical education teacher from a school involved in the pilot explained, “originally we did not record students’ health-related fitness, and those of us that did stored the results on sheets and did not track the students’ measures”.

The university is coordinating the collection of fitness test battery data with the physical education teachers across Ireland. Each school will be able to securely enter the anonymised results for each student.

The data includes:

  • Levels of physical activity
  • Physical attributes, such as weight and height
  • Cardio respiratory endurance
  • Muscular strength

The data is then transferred into Atmolytics for analysis.

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