Commencing in March 2021, the GOALD (Generating Older Active Lives Digitally) project will examine how to design and deliver digital resources to provide and engage older people in structured activity programmes and improve health and wellbeing.
The University’s Centre for Health Technology will partner with six charity and community groups in the South West (iSight Cornwall, Hearing Loss Cornwall, Breathers, Cornwall Rural Community Charity, Devon and Cornwall South Asian Society, and Nudge), working with older people and younger participants living in the community, as well as residents from eight care homes in Cornwall. Over the course of the project, the multidisciplinary research team will work with the different groups to explore use and design of digital resources and assistive technologies.
Two talks have been organised as examples of the kinds of events GOALD will run and what is on offer for project partners and colleagues. Both of these events will be delivered via Zoom and are invitation only but if you're interested, then please email Rose Wilmot for further information.
Wednesday 14 July | The development of possible VR environments for VR walking in care homes
- Speaker: Dr Robert Stone, Emeritus Professor at the University of Birmingham
Thursday 15 July | Improving physical activity in older adults with hearing loss: why does it matter?
- Speaker: Dr David Maidment, Lecturer at Loughborough University