|UTAS Collaborators||Professor Paddy Nixon: Paddy.Nixon@utas.edu.au; Dr Liz Cummings: Elizabeth.Cummings@utas.edu.au|
|Funding Source||This project is an EU FP7 Support Action funded within the specific programme "Cooperation" and the research theme "ICT" of the 7th European Framework Programme (Objective ICT-2009.7.1 ICT & Ageing).|
|Commencement Date||01 March 2010|
Bridging Research in Ageing and ICT Development (BRAID) seeks to guide future research and investment in the area of ICT and Ageing throughout the European Union and also internationally.
This project is a collaboration between nine organisations in seven different countries (Australia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands and UK).
BRAID explores the impact of ICT on ageing under the basic tenets that technology needs to:
BRAID has identified that effective ICT must take into account that:
This research has developed a range of important documents in relation to the examination of technology in relation to ageing and also for the engagement and coordination of stakeholders.
The major output is a comprehensive Research and Technological Development (RTD) roadmap for active ageing for Europe through the consolidation of existing roadmaps and by describing and launching a stakeholder co-ordination and consultation mechanism. Additionally, a comprehensive implementation strategy has been developed.
The final output for this research will be the development of an international co-operation plan which is being led by the University of Tasmania in collaboration with other partners.
All documents are available on the BRAID website.
Authorised by the Head of School, Engineering & ICT
12 January, 2016