Technologies and Robotics
Effects of Digitalisation in (post) COVID-19 Era on Quality of Life, and Social Inclusion of Older Adults (DIGOLD)
The project will describe the effect of the COVID-19 related acceleration of the ICT usage on the heterogeneous group of older adults. It will evaluate the level and size of the change in their digital literacy and skills and try to identify the medium to long term effect of these (non)changes on the older people's quality of life and social inclusion. To reach this goal following activities will be performed: secondary analysis of the available datasets, new quantitative survey and qualitative in-depth interviews data. We employ a comparative and collaborative approach to find innovative ways to assess the macro-level societal influences brought by the profound social change and distinguish them from some of the previously known mezzo- and micro-factors affecting the affinity and adaptation to modern technologies in later life.
The Use of the Humanoid Robot in Promoting Active Ageing
The project presents interdisciplinary research into the social and technological aspects of interactions between older people and the "Pepper" robot. The possibilities of using the robot to motivate seniors in community centres to become more active are explored, with a focus on active aging and a range of activities, such as education and socialization. The project will bring new applied knowledge, as, so far, the focus has been on the issue of care for the elderly rather than on the magnetic social actor of higher age. A further focus on the gender aspect of the interaction brings added value. The project will bring key knowledge on overcoming technological exclusion and the lack of technological socialization, which are important barriers to the acceptance of technology-supported care.
Survey and Education of Citizens of the Czech Republic in the Field of Biometric
The aim of the project is to carry out a study of knowledge of biometric systems and manipulation of biometric data among citizens of the Czech Republic, with an emphasis on knowledge of the risks arising from the use of these systems. We will focus on various age groups, professional groups and people with different education. Based on this study, we will prepare 1) a certified methodology for Czech Police and Office for Personal Data Protection and 2) a brochure for relevant stakeholders, with whom we will organize also 3) a participatory workshop that will contribute to the relevant transfer to practice. The electronic brochure will be freely available in a print-ready format to ensure its availability. These materials will be created within three years of project implementation.
1/2019 - 12/2021
- Mgr. et Mgr. Marcela Petrová Kafková, Ph.D.
- Mgr. Ing. Tomáš Doseděl, Ph.D.
- Mgr. Michaela Honelová
- Mgr. Lucie Vidovićová, Ph.D.
Educational video for primary and secondary school students