Too much sitting may be detrimental to health. All age groups spend the majority of their day sitting but adults over 65 spend the most time of all age groups sitting.

Interventions to reduce sitting time in older adults need to be developed and to do this effectively, it is important to establish current patterns of behaviour and identify levers for behaviour change.

The STAND UP study used Bluetooth proximity beacons and posture sensors to objectively measure the context of older adults sitting (such as where they are sitting, when they are sitting and who is sitting near to them) with a view to identifying ways to reduce overall sitting time.

Institutions / organisations and researchers

Loughborough University

Leicester Diabetes Centre (Leicester University)

Victoria University

  • Professor Stuart Biddle

Glasgow University

  • Dr Jason Gill


  •  Data collection has been completed in two care homes