Enabling and engaging older adults with innovative co-created solutions
Targeting design for an ageing population in the following areas: home and surroundings for independent and high-quality living, wearables on the move, social engagement and supporting seniorpreneurship.
Membership: ENoLL 10th wave; ALLIN.
Our Extended Self project theme focusses on designing wearable, mobile and assistive technology that supports elderly people live active, safe and social lives. Carried around by its user, it adapts to changing and dynamic environments.
Seniorpreneurship: a vibrant and supportive eco-system for entrepreneurs over 50 who are also active partners in the FSD Lab in the creation of innovations for the other programs. In Australia 8% of the over 55s are involved in early stage start-up activity and over 45% of small businesses are operated by people over 50.
My Home and Surroundings Adapted: innovating in the domain of low cost refurbishments for homes, caravans, residential living and care environments enabling elderly people to live well what they call home. This program makes use of action research through design studios and extends into community, activity and health care spaces.