TOPS - designing digital tools for personal and social interaction

Alasdair James Mort, Paul McNamee, Lorna Jennifer Philip, Patricia Avril Schofield, Vicki Hanson, Gaener Rodger

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In this paper we describe the TOPS project, which aims to generate digital engagement tools to aid personal and social interaction between older adults and their care providers. TOPS focuses specifically on rural older adults who experience chronic pain – this responds to research priorities and to gaps identified in the health, social and technological literature. We outline the project’s methods, strategy for technology design and present feedback from initial scoping research.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011
EventDigital Engagement - Newcastle, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Nov 201117 Nov 2011


ConferenceDigital Engagement
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Human factors
  • health
  • assistive devices
  • older adults
  • chronic pain


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