The challenge for designers and healthcare organizations is to provide efficient care to elderly. Research has already shown that people who are more active – in daily activities and on a social scale – have a better health condition. However, many elderly have difficulties in being socially active. A solution needs to be found in lowering the participation threshold for elderly, especially for local social activities.
In this Final Master Project, this idea has been translated into the EGGY concept. EGGY is a communication medium, which users can use to invite other seniors in the neighborhood to participate together in social activities. What unique is in this concept is that elderly can show willingness and openness to undertake an activity with a neighbor in an easy, non-committal way.
Audio | Dutch
Music by Macklemore - Ryan Lewis | Same love - (instrumental)