Developing better technologies for people living with dementia

Occurring Dates
Participant Duration
2-3 hours total, completed flexibly over two weeks
State of study
New South Wales

In this research project we want to understand what people with dementia want technology to do for them in their day-to-day lives, and how we can custom design technological tools so that they are user-friendly for people with dementia. We are conducting joint research sessions with people living with dementia together with a family member or carer.

If you and your family member participate, you will be asked to together complete an interview with us that asks about daily tasks, which are most important to you, and how they could be better supported. We will ask you about any experiences you have had with using technology in the past, what you have found useful and not useful about it. People with dementia will also be asked to respond to prompts presented on an iPad so we can learn about what kind of prompts work best. Your information will be kept confidential.

We expect that taking part in the research will take approximately 2-3 hours, over multiple short sessions. All sessions can be conducted virtually. An iPad, along with tech support from our team, will be provided for you and your family member to engage with us online. As a token of thanks for your time and experience, you and your family member will both receive a $100 gift card.

Further information

For further information or to participate, please contact Dr Celia Harris at [email protected] or on 0478 538 364.

This study has been approved by the Western Sydney University Human Research Ethics Committee (approval H14632).

Study Address
In your own home, via a provided iPad.
Full Name
Dr Celia Harris
The MARCS Institute at Western Sydney University
Phone Number
0478 538 364