UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


RecommendME! project wins Ageing Research Prize

14 February 2014

Bartlett School of Graduate Studies research associate Dr Navaz Davoodian is part of the prize-winning RecommendME! team, who have been awarded the £10,000 research prize for best project developed at the Keeping people active, independent and well in later life workshop last December.

RecommendME! is a technology-based platform targeted at the elderly, with the aim of connecting the user to services, activities and peer groups. It is aimed at enabling the elderly to be more active by removing the psychological barriers to physical activity based on their abilities.

RecommendME! also aims to act as a social networking platform, helping to prevent the social isolation of elderly people by connecting users to their peers.

The workshop was launched as part of UCL’s Festival of Ageing, and was a chance for cross-disciplinary project groups to formulate research proposals addressing the problem of keeping people active, independent and well in later life.