Campus: Mt Helen
Discipline: Information Technology
Research field: Augmented reality
Key words: augmented Reality, residential care, loneliness, virtual reality.
Supervisor(s): Grant Meredith & Leigh Achterbosch
Brief supervisor bio:
Grant Meredith leads the the applied Technologies for Empowering People for Participation in Society (TEPPS) research program where he enjoys making “assertive technologies” to empower people.
Project Description: AR companionship
Loneliness is being seen as a major social issue to understand and attempt to manage. It is particularly evident within the elderly population who due to personal circumstances may suffer from feelings of seclusion and isolation. This project will entail investigating the use of AR/VR for assisting to manage loneliness, building a basic AR application (or finding and suggesting a free off-the shelf app) and testing its feasibility with a small group of target users.