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 University’s Centre for Health Technology will partner with five charity and community groups in the South West (iSight Cornwall, Hearing Loss Cornwall, 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.
Several talks have been organised via zoom as examples of the kinds of events GOALD will run and what is on offer for project partners and colleagues. All of the events are by invitation only but if you're interested, then please email Rose Wilmot for further information.
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
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
Wednesday 25 August | Active Memories
- Speaker: Richard McBrearty, Project Director at Scottish Football Museum
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
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)