Growing old and staying connected

Touch screen technology for ameliorating older people's experience of social isolation

People

Associate Professor Frank Vetere
Associate Professor Lars Kulik
Dr Jenny Waycott
Associate Professor Elizabeth Ozanne
Dr Sonja Pedell

Funding

Australia Research Council, Linkage Project

Partners

IBES
Benetas

Period

2012-2015

Project web page

Growing Old and Staying Connected

About

Social isolation is experienced when people have limited contact with others. It affects many older people and is associated with a range of physical and mental health problems. It is, therefore, a significant health concern, particularly for an ageing population. This project investigates the use of novel technologies to prevent and to ameliorate social isolation experienced by older adults.