Dr Remi Bec graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2017 with a PhD in CR3I.
Designer by background, Remi has continuously explored ways to improve people’s health & wellbeing, using participatory approaches to ensure meaningful experiences for them.
Over a number of years, Remi has explored how games can be used to promote physical activity. This research resulted in him creating Boost Up! which is an activities-based game, which he now promotes through his social enterprise business, GoFit4Fun. One of the roles of this social enterprise is for it to act as a vehicle for the application of research and knowledge into real-world innovations.
The mission of GoFit4Fun is to encourage healthy lifestyles through fun activities and games, by encouraging people to engage in physical activity and take up opportunities for meaningful social interaction. The aim is to connect people together regardless of their age, background or culture, through active and creative activity.
The games are designed to provide an immersive experience for the players whilst allowing them to customise the games and their components to make it more meaningful and relevant to them. The game products provide alternative solutions to those who are not into traditional sports, which are often ball-based.