Trends technological development New gadgets and devices Personalisation Contextualisation Communication through social media Globalisation - openness to the world Public information only available on the net Welfare technology
Life situationSeniors Younger generation Digital outsiders Digital natives Many excluded from participation in the Live separated from older generations digital society Responsibility for parents and People live longer grandparents Better health Live their lives on the internet Many live alone New ways of communication Need more help to be able to stay at Demanding obligations: home longer careers and family More demanding Shortage of personnel in the nursing homes Less resources available
Norwegian senior-political indicators 2011Survey: attitude towards seniors:Statement: “Employees over 50 years old are less able to master pc and ictthan younger employees.” 2010 2011 Leaders 67% 56% agree Employees 67% 62% agree Synovate for Center for seniorpolicy, 2011
Characteristics or stereotypes ?Seniors Young Experience Curious Broad knowledge Eager to learn Wisdom Open-minded Critical Radical Conservative Unafraid of change Reluctant to change Playful Old patters Rest
Why bridge the gap?Seniors Young Participate more actively in Learn to help others modern society: banking, public information, tickets, information Attitude towardsseniors Inclusion Respect Communication Learn about the past Welfare technology Critical thinking Reduce public expenses Tolerance Self sustained Conversation More joy More joy Learning Learning
Why? 26% ofthepolulationofNorway, 1.3 million, areabove 55 years old 35%ofthe seniors, or 435 000, have noknowledgeabout pc or internet (National statistics; 2011)SSB)
Tools:Motivate– teach-maintain SeniorSurfday Newspaper, homepage Collaboration withotherNGOs Tailormadebasictraining, just for seniors «Pyramide training”: Traintheteachers! Training and meetingplaceswhere seniors live and meet (seniorcentres, libraries, schools….)
Goals for 2012: Increasethenetworkoflearningplaceswith 50 newplaces (target 200) Offer training and guidance to at least 25 000 seniors Collaboratewithschools Exploitthepotentialofwelfaretechnology, Engagegroupswithlowparticipation in theuseof ICT, immigrants
SeniorSurf 2012 Opening at Drømtorpsecondary school By Rigmor Aasrud Minister ofgovernment administration, reform and churchaffairs
Similar networks in other countriesUnited Kingdom: UK Online Centreshttp://www.ukonlinecentres.com/Sweden:http://www.seniornet.se/USA:http://www.seniornet.org/International: United generationshttp://www.unitedgenerations.org/en/40.homepage/Denmark:http://www.aeldresagen.dk/sider/forside.aspx
Welfaretechnology Dignio AS is a Norwegianstartupcommitted to innovation in Home healthcare. http://www.dignio.com/In the perfect world..Our senior fellow citizens are in full control of their lives. Live safely at home as long as they wish. Can contact a trained health worker whenever they want -even if its not necessarry. Are assured that someone is watching over them ifsomething goes wrong. Live a life to its fullest.http://www.dignio.com/node/4
Some Projects MobileSagehttp://www.mobilesage.eu/EU AAL Situated Adaptive Guidance for the Mobile Elderly The ideaofMobileSage is to provideelderlypeoplewithcontext-sensitive, personalized and location- sensitivetoolswhichallowthem to carryout and solveeverydaytasks and problems in theself- servesocietywhen and wheretheyoccur, “just- in-time”.
T&Tnet EU AALhttp://www.itfunk.org/docs/prosjekter/AAL-TTnet.htmTravel & Transport solutionsthroughemotional- socialNET-workingT&Tnetprovidessolutions to helpelderlyget to a specificdestination by making useof a different transport means, and it offers navigation and orientationadapted to theuserpreference in real time.
DilemmasIngeborg Moreus Hansen Sherry Turkle, professor of thePresident of Seniornet Norway: social studies of science and technology,“Nothing can substitute the touch MIT:of a warm hand.” “Alone together. Why we expect more from technology and less from each other” Basic Books 2011
Challenges to the EDEN family•Create content of interest for seniors•Respect informal learning•Approach seniors as an interesting target group•Create learning arenas where seniors are•Engage generation Y in learning activities for seniors