27 January 2021

Fatima Bint Mubarak Women's Sports Academy Organizes A Webinar on Wearable Technology

  • Great women interaction at the Academy’s webinar
  • The Academy continues to raise awareness about virtual health culture

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, Abu Dhabi – UAE

Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy in collaboration with The National newspaper, organized a virtual webinar through Zoom. The webinar was about "The Persuit of wellness in a Wearable-Tech World". The panels discussed topics related to health and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle in daily life. This can happen by following advanced technological means; helping to measure the sports effort and its suitability to the needs of the body. In addition to analyzing the figures shown on the screens of those wearable devices to help individuals continue their healthy lifestyle under their supervision. Thus work to reduce the stress and pressures imposed by Covid-19 pandemic.

The webinar was attended by Dr Madhu Sasidhar, Chief Medical Officer, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. He is responsible for inpatient, outpatient and surgical operations at Abu Dhabi’s premier multi-speciality hospital. Prior to joining CCAD, he was a section head at the Respiratory and Critical Care Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio. Dr Panco Georgiev, Leader of Middle East healthcare practice. McKinsey, Ahmed Alqubaisi, Founder and CEO of Krews, and Dr. Patrick Nowak CEO of Dubai Futures Foundation.

During the webinar, the Academy represented by Ms. Mariam Al Mansoori. She presented a package of tips to all women of all ages, so that they can cope with the pressures of this period. This may affect their physical and psychological health. She also asked few questions to those present at the webinar to benefit all the participants.

A number of computer innovations and wearable devices currently dominate the technology market, such as smart glasses, watches and fitness bracelets. Many of which are associated with smartphones and tablets through applications. It is to track the users' movement and health through a new trend known as "self-measurement". This keeps the physical activity practitioners up to date and prioritizes specific tasks during exercises.

This is not the first time that the Academy has held or participated in virtual seminars and workshops. This became necessary with the circumstances of the pandemic. To contribute to building communication between different institutions, and sectors to spread cultural health awareness in society in particular.