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Assistive media for health and wellbeing in ageing - UK and Brazil network

Grant number: 16/50489-4
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: February 01, 2017 - January 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Computer Science
Cooperation agreement: University of Surrey
Principal Investigator:Maria da Graca Campos Pimentel
Grantee:Maria da Graca Campos Pimentel
Principal investigator abroad: David Mark Frohlich
Institution abroad: University of Surrey, England
Home Institution: Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação (ICMC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos, SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:16/00351-6 - Method and infrastructure for ubiquitous capture and programmed intervention of experiences: proposal via case studies, AP.R


The proposed project is a collaborative research activity and network between the University of Surrey, University of Sao Paulo and Federal University of Sao Carlos. It tries to fill a gap in the research and development of mobile device applications for older users, including tools for assisted living, monitoring, e-health care and wellbeing. In particular, it addresses this area from an 'assistive media' perspective, combining insights from multiple research strands across these three universities, exploring the use of digital media content for remote monitoring, communication and advice in the ageing population. This will comprise a collaborative interdisciplinary research network funded by FAPESP and University of Surrey jointly. The USP and UFSCar team complements research at Surrey in terms of expertise in Computer Science, Gerontology, and wellbeing. The Surrey team expertise is healthcare, digital storytelling and interaction design. (AU)

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