An important aspect of the Hub’s research is consultation with end users, including the aged, family and carers, and aged care providers.

This “living lab” approach helps our researcher’s develop a solid understanding of what end users need and want from enhanced digital living and what will and won’t work for each individual in order to develop fit for purpose solutions.

Current projects


Uniting Agewell

Project description

  • Digital Living Assistant using off the shelf and or custom-built interactive smart home devices

Activities

  • Evaluate technology solutions to understand what works and what doesn’t.
  • What data needs to be collected.
  • Business drivers and technology solutions for future smart homes and aged care solutions.

Black Dog Institute

Project description

  • Digital Mental Health Intervention Application using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and “Living Lab” Concepts

Activities

  • What data is produced by the various current application solutions?
  • What data do we need to capture, integrate to achieve the aim of delivering “one” platform solution.
  • Integrate applications and create virtual spaces.

Dementia Australia

Project description

  • Development and evaluation on the use of Avatar on educating carers on how to provide specialised care for people living with dementia.

Activities

  • What do carers of people living with dementia need?
  • What is the best way to deliver this sort of specialised care training to the carers?
  • Develop and evaluate if the proposed solution works.

Flinders University, ACH Group and goAct

Project description

  • Integration platforms: a methodology to deliver relevant, pertinent and less biased data for improving the impact of eHealth interventions.

Activities

  • What do integration platforms need to be more effective and useful?
  • How can interventions be dynamically adapted to each person’s unique and changing circumstances and contexts?
  • Do just in time adaptive interventions improve the overall health and wellness outcomes for an ageing population?

iCetena and Uniting Agewell

Project description

  • Emergency Event Detection in Aged Care Facilities through Video Surveillance.

Activities

  • Can a general purpose video anomaly detection technology from iCetana adequately address the specific needs for the aged care facility monitoring
  • Can we develop solutions to detect events such as falls?