Shot of happy senior women using virtual reality headsets together at a retirement home
From March 2021, the GOALD (Generating Older Active Lives Digitally) project has examined how to design and deliver digital resources to provide and engage older people in structured activity programmes and improve health and wellbeing.
The GOALD project talks are one of the ways we hope to stimulate discussions around technological innovation in the care of older people. Our multidisciplinary research team worked with seven community partners (Active Stirling, Sports Heritage Scotland, iSight Cornwall, Hearing Loss Cornwall, Devon and Cornwall South Asian Society, Nudge and Cornwall Rural Community Charity) and others to put on webinars which explored the use of digital resources, assistive technologies and reminiscence.

Past events


  • Speakers: Helen Gowans and Freyja Thomson from the Ocean Conservation Trust


  • Speakers: Dr Veera Ehrlén, PhD graduate at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland 
  • Speakers: Yvonne Leathley, Senior Improvement Advisor at the Care Inspectorate
  • Speakers: Jane Morgan and Jay Chapman from Cornwall Rural Community Charity
Friday 1 October | Keeping Your Brain Healthy: The key to successful ageing
  • Speakers: Dr Prem Pillay (neurosurgeon and former head of the National Brain Science Institute of Singapore), Effie Wang (Psychologist) and Dr Hannah Bradwell (digital health expert) 
  • Speaker: Dr Chunxu Li, School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics at the University of Plymouth
Wednesday 25 August | Active Memories
  • Speaker: Richard McBrearty, Project Director at Scottish Football Museum
  • Speaker: Dr David Maidment, Lecturer at Loughborough University 
  • Speaker: Dr Robert Stone, Emeritus Professor at the University of Birmingham 

Centre for Health Technology

Bringing together digital health and health technology expertise from across the University to drive the development, evaluation and implementation of innovative technologies, products, services and approaches to transform health and social care.
Online tele medicine isometric concept. Medical consultation and treatment via application of smartphone connected internet clinic.