SilverMail from LocoMatrix Social networking for the elderly … no, please … I’m being serious
About: Richard Vahrman
About: LocoMatrix Award-winning educational games
My Mum  …
The Irony …
The Barriers
Email : big buttons : remove functions
A postcard …
A postcard receiving device
Hello Mum – I’m at a conference
Slide show and then …
Mum sends on …
To date … <ul><li>Have demonstrated methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Have had some early user trials </li></ul><ul><li>Have w...
SilverMail: Social mobility <ul><li>Getting groups of people together for taxi sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Social gathering ...
SilverMail: Social nutrition <ul><li>Getting social network together to eat </li></ul><ul><li>Arranging meals at restauran...
SilverMail: Health <ul><li>Which drugs to take – notify with card </li></ul><ul><li>When drugs taken – forwarding acts as ...
SilverMail: Exploration <ul><li>Gentle introduction to internet </li></ul><ul><li>Finding information – web search </li></...
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Presentation of ideas for Independence Matters : Design Council : 23rd February 2011

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  • This looks brilliant! You are doing the part we have no expertise in, but put it together with Distributed Intelligent Robotic Systems and the possibilities are limitless
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  • Heinz Wolff + Inst for BioEngineering + Tools for Living + MPhil Alarm Systems for the Elderly = first microprocessor alarm system + Brunel University
  • See locomatrix.com – “most awesome use of digital technology” / TSB Fasttrack award / video here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_KyLPSYERc
  • … spends a lot of time on her own and the irony is …
  • … is that if you’re not so old, you may well have an information overload
  • Oh! I’m terrified
  • My mum’s email. “How are you?” I decide to reply later in the day. 10 mins later. My mum on phone “did you get my email?”
  • … used to be fun to receive
  • … tablets are the future
  • Let her know what I am doing – take a picture + record a short message
  • … you have mail.
  • … she can now send to her friends – there is a slide show of the whole process here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlNCcESED4Y
  • SilverMail from Locomatrix

    1. 1. SilverMail from LocoMatrix Social networking for the elderly … no, please … I’m being serious
    2. 2. About: Richard Vahrman
    3. 3. About: LocoMatrix Award-winning educational games
    4. 4. My Mum …
    5. 5. The Irony …
    6. 6. The Barriers
    7. 7. Email : big buttons : remove functions
    8. 8. A postcard …
    9. 9. A postcard receiving device
    10. 10. Hello Mum – I’m at a conference
    11. 11. Slide show and then …
    12. 12. Mum sends on …
    13. 13. To date … <ul><li>Have demonstrated methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Have had some early user trials </li></ul><ul><li>Have won an award from UnLtd </li></ul><ul><li>Local school 1 of 15 in UK to run related project </li></ul><ul><li>Now looking for ways of extending the system </li></ul>
    14. 14. SilverMail: Social mobility <ul><li>Getting groups of people together for taxi sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Social gathering for oral history (scanning of photos – voice – i/p for SilverMail memories) </li></ul><ul><li>For private social events </li></ul><ul><li>For organised events – e.g. shopping </li></ul><ul><li>“ Card” sent to a registered group of people </li></ul><ul><li>Forward “card” to express interest </li></ul>
    15. 15. SilverMail: Social nutrition <ul><li>Getting social network together to eat </li></ul><ul><li>Arranging meals at restaurants at slack times </li></ul><ul><li>Trips to help at allotments / distribution of surplus produce </li></ul><ul><li>Plus </li></ul><ul><li>What meal to eat at this time / how to cook </li></ul><ul><li>Easy shopping </li></ul>
    16. 16. SilverMail: Health <ul><li>Which drugs to take – notify with card </li></ul><ul><li>When drugs taken – forwarding acts as proof </li></ul><ul><li>The act of forwarding will signify activity </li></ul><ul><li>Reminders about hospital appointments </li></ul><ul><li>General information sent regarding health – e.g. flu jabs available </li></ul>
    17. 17. SilverMail: Exploration <ul><li>Gentle introduction to internet </li></ul><ul><li>Finding information – web search </li></ul><ul><li>Simple shopping </li></ul><ul><li>Making friends – chat </li></ul><ul><li>TV listings </li></ul><ul><li>Can be guided with the help of “cards” </li></ul>

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