Participants needed for WellbeingUCL survey

23 September 2011

Wellbeing Survey

Participants are needed for a research survey beginning on 25 September on the Bloomsbury campus which will form part of a larger national wellbeing survey.

From Sunday 25 September, Professor Philip Treleaven, and his team at UCL Computer Science, will launch an innovative proof of concept pilot research survey, WellbeingUCL, which will form part of a larger scale national wellbeing survey. Those taking part will make a significant contribution to the success of the project, enable the identification of lifestyle 'drivers' that improve wellbeing and receive a printout of your body measurements.

This survey does not involve the usual clipboards and paper questionnaires. Instead the survey will collect accurate body measurements using the latest and most exciting technology, such as an advanced 3D body scanner and an automatic body composition monitor, housed in a mobile measuring unit. A dedicated website will collect anthropometrics, physiology, lifestyle and socio-economic data.

To take part, and to learn more about the survey, complete the on-line questionnaire. Print out the barcode and then go to the measurement unit situated at the UCL South Junction (opposite the Print Room Café.

When you arrive at the measuring unit, you will be greeted by a team member who will take you through the measuring process. At the end you will receive your own printout of your body measurements.

The survey will run from Sunday 25 September until Friday 30 September and the measuring unit will be open from 10am to 5pm each day.

The project has been supported by the UCL Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing and funded by UCL Crucible and UCL Computer Science.