A high quality relationship between elderly and their (grand)children can be beneficial for all generations involved. However, a communication barrier can exist between the younger and older generations, because generally each generation prefers different communication methods. This can negatively influence the grandparent(grand)child relationship.
To address this problem, WallTalk was developed: a system that aims to connect elderly with their (grand)children, in a way that is suitable for all generations involved.
WallTalk projects (grand)children’s Facebook content on the wall of elderly. The Facebook content of each (grand)child is projected around a physical photo frame containing a picture of that (grand)child. Elderly can ‘like’ and ‘comment’ on this Facebook content in an intuitive manner: by smiling and speaking.
by Kayleigh Beard & Nathalie Post