interactive art

interactive art

Interactive Art in Elderly Care | Tom Luyten | TEDxMaastrichtSalon

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Elderly care has come a long way. The days when they resembled army baracks are over. A shift has taken place towards emotion-oriented care, but ecause of budget cuts this system is under pressure. Although we have to defy this trend, we should also think of innovative solutions that can still put people and their experience first, despite these measures. Tom Luyten creates interactive art installations that can provide a meaningfull experience in the “lost” time in between therapies and activities, that can be enjoyed by the elderly on their own, or with family and friends, making them feel less isolated from the people and the world around them. Tom Luyten is a digital, interactive and generative artist, teacher at the Maastricht Academy of Media, Design and Technology (MAMDT), founder of the MAMDT makerspace and researcher at the Research Center for Technology in Care. Tom profoundly believes in using technology to make the world more beautiful and poetic, especially in places were you would least expect it. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx