Redbridge & District


Designing for the Future of the Third Age
David Harris is leading a research project at The Royal College of Art that is exploring opportunities to create innovative design solutions in the digital space for people transitioning from full-time work into retirement or semi-retirement. We are looking for research participants who would like to be involved in the design process by sharing personal experiences and providing feedback on prototypes. Sessions will run 15 March 2021 – 15 April 2021 via Zoom / video conference.
You will have to be retired from full-time work within the last 3-4 years or planning to retire in the next 5 years.
If you are interested, please download the full invitation here: DesigningFuture
Posted on 17th March 2021

Balance Research
Dr. Toby Ellmers (a researcher at Brunel University, in Uxbridge) is currently conducting an online research project to explore how psychological factors such as anxiety influence balance. These results will inform new NHS strategies to reduce the risk of falls. Participating in this online research will take approximately 10-15 minutes, and will involve answering questions regarding health, balance, and anxiety. All responses will be completely anonymous.
As long as you are aged 40 or above, you are eligible to participate. For further information, and to participate in the research, please follow the link: BalanceResearch
Alternatively, you can email Toby at the following email address:
Toby Ellmers PhD
Honorary Research Fellow - Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience
College of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
T +44(0)7540343588 | E
Brunel University London
Posted on 7th March 2021

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