This workshop is designed for people and oragnisations that have an interest in how internet and tablet touch screen technologies can be utilised effectively with older adult populations. The objective of this interactive event is to share practical outcomes emergent from research conducted over the past year with elder populations who live in Stratford, East London and to demonstrate how technology can be used to benefit elders' wellbeing. This event is organised by the UCL Institute for Global Health in collaboration with the International Longevity Centre, True Blue Consultancy anbd the Newham New Deal Partnership. Support has been provided by the UCL Wellbeing Grand Challenge and the UCL Beacon Public Engagement Bursary.
The Social Web, a Community Technology for Healthy Aging
7th November 2014
Haldane Room, UCL Main Campus,
Gower Street, WC1E6BT
10:00-10:15 Welcome Professor Richard Parish CBE, HonFRPharmS
10:15-11:00 Keynote speaker Ben Rowland Co-founder of Agilisys Arch
11:00-11:45 Aging tablet users and learning in Newham Dr Rodney Reynolds, IGH
11:45- 12:15 Refreshment Break & Networking
12:15 -13:00 A conversation on Technology and the opportunities and challenges Professor Bob Fryer and Guests
14:00-14:30 Story of the 'Lifestories' App and its development Wei Luo, Software Engineer
14:30-15:00 Virtual town in learning Richard Price Yorkshire Ambulance Service
15:00-15:30 Addressing Digital Exclusion in Newham Fiona Baird CEO, Newham New Deal Partnership
15:30-16:00 Plenary and summary of the day Professor Richard Parish CBE, HonFRPharmS
A UCL Institute for Global Health (IGH) Event
in collaboration with TrueBlue Consultancy & International Longevity Centre
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UCL Institute for Global Health
The UCL Institute for Global Health (IGH), based within the Faculty of Population Health Sciences, is the thriving research and teaching community at the heart of UCL’s Grand Challenge of Global Health.
Drawing on the expertise of over 200 staff from across UCL’s departments, we take a unique cross-disciplinary approach to global health in both our research and teaching, responding to the fact that health problems – and their solutions – are influenced by the social environment as well as medical innovation.