The Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre - innovations that help people move

At the heart of the Olympic Legacy Park in Sheffield is the multi-million pound Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC), which will provide state-of-the-art, fully instrumented laboratories and a team of 50 researchers for collaborative projects.
The Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre - innovations that help people move
Delivered in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University, the AWRC will take services and products from concept to market, mirroring the successful model used in other sectors including engineering and manufacturing and using the intellectual property, products and knowledge developed in the centre to generate both wealth and employment opportunities. 

Companies, including global technology leader Toshiba and leading health insurer Westfield Health, will invest in collaborative research and innovations to help people move.

The AWRC’s facilities will include:
  • 7.5m high indoor laboratory opening
  • 3G pitch with cameras and tracking instruments
  • 3D biomechanical and gait analysis
  • 3D scanning
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Manufacturing workshop
  • Electronics, consumer technology and movement
  • Morphology
  • MRI, X-ray, ultrasound, body composition measurement and physiological testing
  • Future Technologies Laboratory 

Through the AWRC’s close links with the National Centre of Sports and Exercise Medicine, researchers will have the unique opportunity to work with the population of Sheffield and use local communities to explore and test the potential of new innovations and products developed at the OLP.