Led by A/Professor Sonja Pedell, the Future Self and Design Living Lab (FSDLL) partnered with Dementia Australia to develop and adapt technologies with a focus on augmented reality (AR) to support the quality of life and independence for those living with dementia in the home setting.
Trialling tools for greater independent living
This project aimed to increase quality of life for independent living in the home setting, helping those with dementia to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. The Future Self and Design Living Lab completed this project in collaboration with Dementia Australia.
During an 18-month research project, 28 participants living with dementia and their partners located in both metropolitan Melbourne and rural Victoria participated and were provided with a personalised technology hub consisting of hardware and software components.
Our team explored ways that AR enhanced technology could support people living with dementia with their daily tasks and increase level of self-management.
We conducted iterative home visits (six in average per participant), interviewing participants and their immediate support network as well as iterative technology implementations and evaluations.