University of Abertay Dundee
Dundee is Scotland's 4th largest City with a current population 143,000. It is situated at the Mouth of the River Tay on the North Sea coast, 60 miles north of Edinburgh and 67 miles South of Aberdeen. The city, being on a relatively small landspace, is the most densely populated area in Scotland after Glasgow and around fifth in the U.K. University of Abertay Dundee was partner in the recently completed Interreg IVB North Sea region project DC Noise which was aimed at tackling in a positive way the demographic issues that face the North Sea region.
University of Abertay Dundee was the first university in the world to offer a "computer games" degree in 1997 and today it remains a leader accredited as the UK's first Centre for Excellence in Computer Games Education in 2009. Our activities in iAge are framed within Life Long Living and are designed to encourage dynamic and successful communications through increasing the accessibility of ICT keeping the older population economically active, using services and keeping healthy; thereby contributing to regional economic development.
We will work on our local project with end users and service delivery partners in NHS trusts, local authority, enterprise organisations, community groups and charitable organisations to develop a software application to transform mobile technology into an aid for older people in their daily lives from societal, cultural and healthcare perspectives. Our work will address issues of user mobile technology interface development for the older generation addressing problems namely disability, visual impairment, movement impairment, colloquial language.
We are lead partner for Work Package 2 Communication developing ‘WikiAge' and will lead the transnational pilot ‘ICT toolbox', a transnational framework consisting of training material and software applications tested and evaluated by target users in different countries.