NANA: a tale of ageing and technology

Arlene Astell, Elizabeth Williams, Faustina Hwang, Laura Brown, Sarah Cooper, Claire Timon, Lin Maclean, Tom Smith, Tim Adlam, Hassan Khadra, Alan Godfrey

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Technology is increasingly being recognised as a valuable contributor to supporting people to live and age well. As such there are increasing opportunities for working with older adults to create technologies – both devices and applications – that they want to use. The NANA (Novel Assessment of Nutrition and Ageing) project set out to create a new technology toolkit for older adults to use at home to keep track of their diet, mood, cognitive function and physical activity. This was made possible by whole project management, transdisciplinary working and partnership with older adults. This chapter describes the activities undertaken to create and validate the NANA toolkit and the implications of this work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe New Dynamics of Ageing
EditorsAlan Walker
Place of PublicationBristol, UK; Chigago, IL
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781447314806
ISBN (Print)9781447314783
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018


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