In response to the global pandemic, nursing homes, which once promised social outlets and care for the elderly, have shut their doors to visitors. Without routine contact from their loved ones, this response has increased loneliness and it's side effects amongst their residents. The Outcome
To reinvigorate relationships between families and the elderly in nursing homes we created Roots. A habit-forming mobile application that combats the effects of loneliness on the elderly by encouraging loved ones to keep in constant contact with their family members living in nursing homes. My Role
For this project, I was involved with almost every part of the design process. I heavily researched the effects of loneliness amongst the elderly, surveyed nurses and caregivers, and lead the design of our application and presentation.