Designing Health Intervention Through Social Media and VR as Incentives for the Elderly with Frailty


Taiwan has become an aged society in 2018 and is expected to be a super-aged society nine years later when Taiwanese over 65 will account for over 20 percent of its population. In view of the fact that Taiwan's frail elderly will increase substantially in ten years, this study applies theories of disengagement and activity of the elderly to conduct an experiment by designing a social media platform and virtual reality activities for health intervention. Through the design of social marketing and VR as incentives of health communication, this study invites ten elder people with frailty or mild disability defined by SOF and IADL to participate in this community experiment. The elderly independent index will be tested and it is expected that participants in the experiment will have a significant improvement for their sense of trust, self-confidence, and security observation.

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Ying-Ying Chen, National United University, Taiwan

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Conference: MediAsia2018
Stream: Social Media & Communication Technology

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