Shot of happy senior women using virtual reality headsets together at a retirement home
From March 2021, the GOALD (Generating Older Active Lives Digitally) projecthas examined how to design and deliver digital resources to provide and engage older people in structured activity programmes and improve health and wellbeing.
The GOALD project talks are one of the ways we hope to stimulate discussions around technological innovation in the care of older people. Our multidisciplinary research team worked with seven community partners (, , , , and ) and others to put on webinars which explored the use of digital resources, assistive technologies and reminiscence.

Past events


Wednesday 29 June |
  • Speakers: Helen Gowans and Freyja Thomson from the Ocean Conservation Trust


Tuesday 14 December |
  • Speakers: Dr Veera Ehrlén, PhD graduate at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Tuesday 7 December |
  • Speakers: Yvonne Leathley, Senior Improvement Advisor at the Care Inspectorate
Friday 22 October |
  • Speakers: Jane Morgan and Jay Chapman from Cornwall Rural Community Charity
Friday 1 October | Keeping Your Brain Healthy: The key to successful ageing
  • Speakers: Dr Prem Pillay (neurosurgeon and former head of the National Brain Science Institute of Singapore), Effie Wang (Psychologist) and Dr Hannah Bradwell (digital health expert)
Thursday 9 September |
  • Speaker: Dr Chunxu Li, School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics at the University of Plymouth
Wednesday 25 August |
  • Speaker: Richard McBrearty, Project Director at Scottish Football Museum
Thursday 15 July |
  • Speaker: Dr David Maidment, Lecturer at Loughborough University
Wednesday 14 July |
  • Speaker: Dr Robert Stone, Emeritus Professor at the University of Birmingham

Centre for Health Technology

Bringing together digital health and health technology expertise from across the University to drive the development, evaluation and implementation of innovative technologies, products, services and approaches to transform health and social care.
Online tele medicine isometric concept. Medical consultation and treatment via application of smartphone connected internet clinic.