University of Stirling | February 2021 | Uni researchers explore how assistive tech can help people with dementia
A new research project will explore how assistive technology, such as telecare devices, can better support residents in retirement living schemes and those living with long-term conditions such as dementia.
The project INVITE (promoting inclusive living via technology-enabled support) is being funded by Longleigh Foundation and will investigate the success of assistive and everyday technologies in retirement living schemes and what further technologies might be required in the future.
This piece of research will combine the expertise of three acadmeics from the University of Stirling: Dr Jane Robertson, Dr Vikki McCall and Dr Grant Gibson from the Faculty of Social Sciences. Other stakeholders involved include the social housing provider Stonewater, as well as other experts from Stirlings Dr Steve Rolfe, a Research Fellow with expertise in housing, and Angela Pusram, a Research Assistant with expertise in dementia, will work with Stonewater’s retirement communities and their families in three localities of England – Eastbourne, Hereford and Nottingham (Source: University of Stirling).
Full details are available from the University of Stirling