Addressing Loneliness in Older Adults
Article by Ryan Malcolm
by Dr. Abdullah Al Mahmud
Addressing the rising levels of loneliness in adults, Swinburne has partnered with Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV), to develop a ‘sound comprehensive digital tool’ that will aim to provide a complete solution to those developing symptoms of, or who are already suffering from, loneliness. By gaining a comprehensive overview of a range of different determining factors of loneliness through widespread research, the project looks to implement an interdisciplinary approach that will prioritise psychology and human-computer interaction in order to encourage content engagement. The continued success of this project will look to subsequently create real life outcomes in establishing positive and meaningful relationships in the outside world and have a positive effect on the quality of life experienced by those involved.
This project was conducted as part of the Iverson Health Innovation Institute.