The TSB project, Freedom to roam project is a £3M consortium project, led by CBSL, that includes Newcastle City Council, Hull City Council, O2 Telefonica, Northern Rock Foundation, Scottish Centre for Telehealth, Quality of Life Partnership, The Essentia Group, Trackaphone Limited and Northumbria University. The project has been designed to address issues such as social and digital inclusion, information and advocacy (e.g. access and use of personal budgets), telecare and telehealth and independent living.
Our role, as the only academic partners is to facilitate user centred requirements gathering and evaluation to ensure that the project is user rather than technology led. We are utilising scenarios and storyboards to identify future acceptable roles and requirements for technology in older adults lives to support mobility, reduce social isolation and find information.