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2012 Health and Safety Excellence Award received for Wellness App Development

Monday, July 16, 2012

AU’s e-Lab, the digitization unit of AU Library and the Wellness program of AU Human Resources have just received Athabasca University’s 2012 award for Health and Safety Excellence.

The project developed a programable mobile app that reminds employees to step back from the computer, stretch and breathe in order to maintain mental and physical health.  Easy to follow exercises are provided, along with functions that allow the user to program the date, time and length of the wellness break.

This has been one of several collaborative projects between the e-Lab and the Library that are designed to develop and increase the University’s capacity for developing mobile applications for Open Educational Resources (OERs).