AIsola is a two-year project that aims to assess the phenomena of loneliness and social isolation among older adults through socio-spatial studies and AI-based technologies.
The research consortium includes expertise in architectural and urban design, new modes of social interaction, inter-generational interaction and group behaviour, social and environmental gerontology, health of ageing population, healthcare automation, and signal processing for wireless positioning. The external partner is Sointu Senioripalvelut, a service provider for older adults managing several adult centres in Tampere.
The plan includes studies based on a sample of older adults living independently and visiting regularly the service facilities. The first steps consist of the design of the empirical studies, the request for the ethical permissions and statements of data management required in the investigation, as well as the planning of the recruitment of the older adults participating in the study.
AIsola is funded by The Intelligent Society (INSO) Platform, a profiling initiative at Tampere University funded by the Academy of Finland.