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The Research Steering Group of ESPRIT
ESPRIT is a UK EPSRC funded flagship project focused on the development of pervasive sensing technologies for sports, wellbeing and healthcare. It has four key research themes including Generalised Body Sensor Networks; Optimised Sensor Design and Embodiment; Learning, Data Modelling and Performance Optimisation; and Device and Technology Innovation.
 
The Research Steering Group (RSG) monitors the ESPRIT programme and provides directions and priorities for each research theme. The RSG plays an essential role in ensuring the research quality of the project.
 
ESPRIT RSG Board comprises of technology and healthcare area representatives. Having the relevant technical and clinical professional background, the RSG board members have regular meetings and discussions to stimulate the current and future research themes, provide advise and guidance to the researchers and stimulate the the development of the project themes.
 
During the 2012 phase of the ESPRIT programme, the major focus is on healthcare and wellbeing monitoring. The healthcare area representatives are from renowned medical schools, such as the Oxford University, King’s College, UCL, Imperial College and world-leading science and technology institutions such as the Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology, GE and RWTH Aachen, Germany.

The ESPRIT Technology Board comprises of specialists leading the national and international Sports, Military, Motoring and Aviation organisations such as the UK Sport, British Olympic Association, English Institute of Sport, Adidas, English Institute of Sport, BAE Systems, McLaren and KU Leuven.

Followed are the representative board members of ESPRIT Sport Technology and Healthcare Application areas: 

Sport Technology Area Representatives 

Roger 

Armitage

Adidas

Kelvin

Davies 

BAE Systems 

Daniel 

Berckmans 

KU Leuven

Marco 

Cardinale 

British Olympic Association 

Simon 

Cartwright 

Adidas

Christian

Cook 

UK Sport/Imperial 

Nik

Diaper 

English Institute of Sport 

Scott 

Drawer 

UK Sport 

Caroline 

Hargrove

McLaren

Alison 

Macpherson 

English Institute of Sport 

Ken 

Van Someren

English Institute of Sport


Healthcare Application Area Representatives

Justin

Cobb

 Imperial College London

Brian 

Day 

 UCL 

Peter

Dobson

 Oxford University Begbroke 

Len 

Fass

 GE, UK 

Steffen 

Leonhardt

 RWTH Aachen, Germany

Richard

Luxton

 Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology

Michael 

Polkey

 Royal Brompton Hospital

Steve

Williams

 Kings College London