We are
Think Active Labs

A Sports Technology Research Group based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

We are proud to introduce our first product,
Think Active — Classroom Activity Tracking solution.

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About us

Technology and Sport

Think Active Labs is a Sports Technology Research Group based in Newcastle upon Tyne. We work alongside sports teams, sports charities and broadcasters to develop smart devices and software to aid professional athletes, players and school children to achieve more.

We believe strongly in measured excellence, through careful and considered deployment of sensing and tracking we can provide timely and appropriate intervention to nurture healthy lifestyles and find the break through for professional boundaries.

Developing Healthy Lifestyles

Through creating engaging health platforms and services we encourage more healthy living.

Sports Technology

We love sports. We love technology. We do both at Think Active Labs.

Data Privacy

We protect your data as if it were our own. It's as simple as that.

Social Responsibility

Our employees and contractors are all as important as our customers, fair pay and policies for all.

Our team and works

We have a passionate team of sports enthusiasts, developing technology to provide greater insight into: the health & performance of athletes; effectiveness of interventions; and compelling metrics for broadcasters. Our experienced team of academics, sports scientists, software engineers, hardware engineers and designers could help you uncover data insights about the important work you do.

Our team have worked with a wide range of organisations and teams (BBC, Microsoft, Newcastle United, Hawk-Eye Technologies, NHS), working to develop sensors, hardware and software to assist in sports officiating, metric tracking and to encourage healthy lifestyles.

Andy Garbett

Andy Garbett Co-Founder & Director

Andy is an interaction designer that creates human-centered technologies in areas such as health, education, and the creative sectors and has worked with organisations such as NHS, Microsoft Research, and the BBC. He specialises in the design of mobile and web technologies.

Gerard Wilkinson

Gerard Wilkinson Co-Founder & Director

Gerard is a software engineer who has worked for the past 4 years with the BBC on broadcast applications of sensing. He specialises in motion sensing technolgies with IMUs, and gestural control systems.

Tom Nappey

Tom Nappey Co-Founder & Head of Design

Tom is an industrial designer who has worked with companies such as Unilever, Philips, and Mars. He specialises in the design and fabrication of electronics hardware to produce industry standard mass manufacturable designs.

Get in touch

Welcome to our new office

You can call us or send us an email here. We are based in the exciting new Newcastle Helix development a perfect place for world leading research.

The Core
Bath Lane
Newcastle Helix
Newcastle upon Tyne

Registered in England No. 11877453.