ARC Linkage Project Grant, $195,000, 2012-2014. Growing old and staying connected: touch screen technology for ameliorating older people's experience of social isolation. Chief investigators: F. Vetere, E. Ozanne, L. Kulik.
Social isolation affects many older people. This project investigates novel technologies to prevent and to ameliorate social isolation experienced by older adults. This project will implement and trial a software application over an 18 month period, using a 3G connected touch-screen tablet, and evaluate its impact on alleviating social isolation.