New INSO funding

SPREAD has been awarded with research funding for the third time within The Intelligent Society Platform at Tampere University

The interdisciplinary project, titled ‘Implementation of contextual complexity in AI-based assessment systems of older people’s social isolation (AISOLA)’, has obtained funding in the last call by INSO platform. The two-year project aims to assess the phenomena of loneliness and social isolation among older people by using socio-spatial studies and AI-based technologies.

The project consortium is formed by a multidisciplinary team of researchers including architects, social psychologists, gerontologists, industrial engineers, and electrical engineers, with expertise in architectural and urban design, new modes of social interaction, inter-generational interaction and group behaviour, social and environmental gerontology, health of ageing population, healthcare automation, and signal processing for wireless positioning. They belong to research groups at different Faculties at Tampere University: SPREAD (consortium coordinator, Faculty of Built Environment); ETLab Emerging Technologies Laboratory (Faculty of Social Sciences); Centre of Excellence on Research in Ageing and Care (CoE AgeCare), GEREC Gerontology Research Centre (Faculty of Social Sciences); FAST-Lab Future Automation Systems and Technologies Laboratory (Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences); TLTPOS Wireless Positioning team (Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences).

The case study for hypothesis testing will be Sointu Senioripalvelut, a service provider for older people managing several centers in the city of Tampere.

The Intelligent Society Platform (INSO) is an Academy of Finland funded (2019-23) profiling action that seeks to strengthen cooperation on the TAU strategy axis society–technology. The aim is to contribute to the development of sustainable and equal, or intelligent society through interdisciplinary cooperation.