Verena Venek is a data scientist and project manager of the Human Motion Analytics team at Salzburg Research, a Research and Technology Organization (RTO) located in Austria. She is additionally working on her doctoral studies in the field of sport technology at the University of Salzburg. Her current research focus includes data analysis and algorithm development in the fields of digital sports and health with the focus on physical activity promotion, rehabilitation and prevention.
In 2014, Verena finished her master’s studies to receive the degree of Dipl.-Ing.in in Health Care IT from the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences. Although she mainly analysed medical image data during her earlier studies, the research experience at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies opened up the opportunity for her to apply her acquired knowledge to a new field of data exploitation. Finally, her interest in the research area of Active and Assisted Living (AAL) led her to Salzburg Research, where she has been now since 2015.
Technical Vision Talk: “Sports & Health: Human motion analytics for an active lifestyle“
It is no secret that physical activity benefits our health and well-being. Yet, according to the WHO, people do not exercise enough. Miniaturized sensor technologies and their seamless integration into our daily lives offer new ways to motivate and engage people in sports. Before such a system becomes operational though, many questions have to be answered: Which sensor configuration is suitable for exercise monitoring? How to support people at home to stick to their activity routines? How to give feedback on exercise performance during training at home? What makes a good ski day? How to increase self-awareness and the digital sports experience at the same time? The Human Motion Analytics team at Salzburg Research is investigating these and many more questions together with their partners from industry and research using current Data Science methods. Practical examples from interdisciplinary research projects illustrate the challenges, the potential and outlook for Data Science in Human Motion Analytics.
Fri. Oct 1 | 11:40 am – Technical Vision Talk: “Sports & Health: Human motion analytics for an active lifestyle”