Emerging Technologies for Enrichment in Old Age: A Critical Perspective
Grant number: FT170100420 | Funding period: 2017 - 2022
This project aims to generate knowledge about older adults' experiences with emerging technologies used for social and emotional enrichment. Technologies like virtual reality are said to offer social benefits for those in advanced old age, but we have limited knowledge about the issues that can impede older adults’ experiences with these technologies and even cause harm for vulnerable users. This project seeks to identify empirically informed strategies for good practice in the design and deployment of emerging technologies for enrichment in old age. This should inform the future ethical design and use of emerging technologies to benefit the social and emotional well-being of older Australia..View full description
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The Role of Staff in Facilitating Immersive Virtual Reality for Enrichment in Aged Care: An Ethic of Care Perspective
Jennifer Waycott, Ryan M Kelly, Steven Baker, Barbara Barbosa Neves, Kong Saoane Thach, Reeva Lederman
Immersive virtual reality (VR) is being used as an enriching experience for people living in residential aged care, or nursing hom..
Swipe a Screen or Say the Word: Older Adults' Preferences for Information-seeking with Touchscreen and Voice-User Interfaces
S Coghlan, J Waycott, L Nui, K Caine, B Stigall
Over a decade ago, the introduction of touchscreens greatly enhanced older adults' access to information online. Today, voice-user..
When Technologies are Not Enough: The Challenges of Digital Interventions to Address Loneliness in Later Life
Barbara Barbosa Neves, Jenny Waycott, Alexia Maddox
This article discusses sociotechnical challenges of technology-based interventions to address loneliness in later life. We bring t..
The Harm in Conflating Aging With Accessibility
Bran Knowles, Vicki L Hanson, Yvonne Rogers, Anne Marie Piper, Jenny Waycott, Nigel Davies, Aloha Hufana Ambe, Robin N Brewer, Debaleena Chattopadhyay, Marianne Dee, David Frohlich, Marisela Gutierrez-Lopez, Ben Jelen, Amanda Lazar, Radoslaw Nielek, Belen Barros Pena, Abi Roper, Mark Schlager, Britta Schulte, Irene Ye Yuan
Including older adults as full stakeholders in digital society.
Empowering Caregivers of People Living with Dementia to Use Music Therapeutically at Home: Design Opportunities
R Carrasco, FA Baker, AA Bukowska, IN Clark, LM Flynn, K McMahon, H Odell-Miller, K Stensaeth, J Tamplin, TV Sousa, J Waycott, T Wosch
Human-computer interaction researchers have explored how to design technologies to support people with dementia (PwD) and their ca..
Designing Interactions for the Ageing Populations - Addressing Global Challenges
Sayan Sarcar, Cosmin Munteanu, Jussi Jokinen, Neil Charness, Mark Dunlop, Xiangshi Ren, Jenny Waycott
We are concurrently witnessing two significant shifts: digital devices are becoming ubiquitous, and older people are becoming a ve..
Building Social Connections: A Framework for Enriching Older Adults' Social Connectedness Through Information and Communication Technologies
Jennifer Waycott, Frank Vetere, Elizabeth Ozanne
Aged care providers and researchers are increasingly exploring the use of communication technologies to help older people remain c..
Manipulating reality? Designing and deploying virtual reality in sensitive settings
J Waycott, G Wadley, S Baker, HS Ferdous, T Hoang, K Gerling, CJ Headleand, AL Simeone
© 2018 Copyright is held by the owner/author(s). Virtual reality (VR) is now being designed and deployed in diverse sensitive sett..