Grant Handrigan

Biography | Biographie

Grant Handrigan received an MSc degree in 2008 from Memorial University, NL, Canada, under the supervision of Dr. Fabien Basset in kinesiology (exercise and work physiology). In 2013 he received his PhD in kinesiology (biomechanics and motor control) from Université Laval, QC, Canada, under the supervision of Dr. Philippe Corbeil and Dr. Martin Simoneau. He is currently an associate professor at the Université de Moncton, NB, Canada, in the school of kinesiology and leisure studies. He is director of the BEAM laboratory at the Université de Moncton and his research interests include the areas of biomechanics and human movement analysis.

Grant Handrigan a reçu une maîtrise en 2008 de la Memorial University à Terre-Neuve au Canada, sous la direction du Dr Fabien Basset en kinésiologie (physiologie de l’exercice et du travail). En 2013, il a reçu son doctorat en kinésiologie (biomécanique et contrôle moteur) de l’Université Laval, Québec, Canada, sous la direction du Dr Philippe Corbeil et du Dr Martin Simoneau. Il est actuellement professeur agrégé à l’Université de Moncton, N.-B., Canada, à l’école de kinésiologie et de loisir. Il dirige le laboratoire BEAM à l’Université de Moncton et ses intérêts de recherche comprennent les domaines de la biomécanique et de l’analyse des mouvements humains.

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Stand if You Can

Our project aims to improve the level of physical activity of seniors, particularly how it contributes to both physical and cognitive functioning and to overall well-being. Also, we aim to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of providing a web based exercise training application to older adults.

The primary objective of this project is to explore the feasibility and acceptability of using a web-based exercise application to encourage the practice of exercise in older adults who participate in a community based exercise program.

 

The Grouille ou Rouille (Move it or Lose it) Exercise Program | Grouille ou Rouille programme d’exercices

Our project aims to improve the level of physical activity of seniors, particularly how it contributes to both physical and cognitive functioning and to overall well-being. Also, we aim to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of providing a web based exercise training application to older adults.

This project offers two things to seniors – an increased offer of services centered on physical activity and a better return on investment for participants thanks to the optimization of these services, where emphasis is placed on the physical and cognitive results and well-being derived from participation in physical activity. The aim of this project is to make people more active and enable them to feel better because of it. We intend to accomplish this aim by evaluating whether older adults find it feasible and acceptable to use web based exercise training applications to encourage exercise practices.