Growing Old And Staying Connected: Touch Screen Technology For Ameliorating Older People'S Experience Of Social Isolation

Grant number: LP120100022 | Funding period: 2012 - 2016

Completed

Abstract

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.