GOALD project talks

From March 2021, the GOALD (Generating Older Active Lives Digitally) project 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.

Several talks were organised via Zoom and are now available online via the University of Plymouth YouTube channel. 

Past events

Tuesday 14 December | Meaningful Media Use and Communal Well-Being in Leisure Sport Cultures

  • Speakers: Dr Veera Ehrlén, PhD graduate at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Tuesday 7 December | Digital Divide: The use of devices in care homes for older people

  • Speakers: Yvonne Leathley, Senior Improvement Advisor at the Care Inspectorate

Friday 22 October | Digital Together: Outlining CRCC’s digital inclusion activities for older people

  • 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)

Thursday 9 September | Core Research on Human–robot Skill Transfer: An application to human-centred domestic caregiving robots

  • 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

Thursday 15 July | Improving Physical Activity in Older Adults with Hearing Loss: Why does it matter?

  • Speaker: Dr David Maidment, Lecturer at Loughborough University

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


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