Growing Old and Staying Connected: Touch Screen Technology for Ameliorating Older People's Experience of Social Isolation

Grant number: LP120100022 | Funding period: 2012 - 2016



Social isolation affects many older people. This project investigates novel technologies to prevent and to ameliorate social isolation experienced by older adults. This project will implement and trial a software application over an 18 month period, using a 3G connected touch-screen tablet, and evaluate its impact on alleviating social isolation.

University of Melbourne Researchers