Emerging Technologies for Enrichment in Old Age: A Critical Perspective
Grant number: FT170100420 | Funding period: 2017 - 2021
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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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..