Owela (Open Web Lab) as a tool in SoMedAll project

Tuula Petäkoski-Hult, Sari Vainikainen, Merja Kurki, Laura Lehtinen, Federica Bosco

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    Based on the experiences achieved during the SoMedAll project's processes it can be stated that Owela is a useful tool to share information and to support discussions among older people. It can be also motivating. As one example of this motivation is that after the first stage of discussion some active participants opened their own closed Facebook site for the group "Vanhat Ketut" (Old Foxes). Conversations and partnership with end users has been helpful to solve ethical questions if any has showed up. End users have emphasised that they are eager to use social media based services if they are beneficial and create some extra value for their daily living and supports living in their own homes or departments.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the AAL Forum 2012
    EditorsAd van Berlo, Herjan van den Heuvel, Henk Herman Nap, Ilse Bierhoff, Wil Rijnen
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventAAL Forum 2012 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Duration: 24 Sep 201227 Sep 2012


    ConferenceAAL Forum 2012


    • end users
    • social media
    • Owela
    • tool for development processes


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