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Role of wearable activity-tracking technologies in the well-being and quality of life of people aged 55 and over

Minocha, Shailey; Banks, Duncan; Holland, Caroline; Palmer, Jane; McNulty, Catherine and Peasgood, Alice (2016). Role of wearable activity-tracking technologies in the well-being and quality of life of people aged 55 and over. In: Haptics for Education workshop at STEM Futures – Lifelong Learning in the Digital Age, 5th eSTEeM Annual Conference 2016, 14-15 Apr 2016, The Open University, UK.

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Abstract

We discussed our project that involves investigating the role of wearable activity-tracking technologies in the well-being and quality of life of people aged 55 and over: how such devices may promote behaviour change but also the challenges associated with making sense of the data, the ethical issues of sharing the data and the perceived risks.

We outlined our project’s plans for the empirical investigations with older people, family members, carers and medical professionals.

The Sir Halley Stewart Trust has funded this project. The views expressed in this presentation and any follow-on publications are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Trust.

More details of the project are here: http://www.shaileyminocha.info/digital-health-wearables/

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Investigating the role of wearable activity-tracking technologies in the well-being and quality of life of people aged 55 and overNot SetSir Halley Stewart Trust and The Open University
Keywords: active ageing, activity trackers, carers, digital health, digital health wearables, older people, self-management of health, self-monitoring of health, Sir Halley Stewart Trust, wearable technologies
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Life, Health and Chemical Sciences
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
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Item ID: 42341
Depositing User: Shailey Minocha
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2017 15:19
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 14:07
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/42341
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