VESSE

2010 - 2011

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Virtual environments have been around for quite some time. Only in recent years they have gained much popularity due to their widespread usage as social platforms - yet, some potential user groups that could benefit from social platforms, such as the elderly, have received little attention. From 2010 to 2011, we conducted some initial investigations related to the use of virtual environments to provide social support for the elderly.

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2011
[2] W. A. Sawyerr, N. Pinkwart (2011). Designing a 3D Virtual World for Providing Social Support for the Elderly. Position paper, Workshop on "Fostering Social Interactions in the Ageing Society" at the European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW).
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[1] W. A. Sawyerr, N. Pinkwart (2011). Extending the Private and Domestic Spaces of the Elderly. Position paper, Workshop on "Socialising Technology Among Seniors in Asia" at the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW).
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