Kanvar Nayer: The Development of a Personalised Multimedia System for Individuals With Dementia

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Event Details

22 May 2018 at 12:00 am – 26 May 2018 at 12:00 am
Art, Design and Architecture; Caulfield campus; Conferences & Exhibitions


An exhibition of work by MADA PhD candidate Kanvar Nayer.

Exhibition: 22-26 May 2018
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am-5pm & Saturday 12-5pm
Closing Drinks: Thursday 24 May, 5-7pm
Entry: Free, all welcome

MADA Gallery
Monash University
Caulfield Campus
Building D, Ground Floor
900 Dandenong Road
Caulfield East Victoria 3145

Residents at aged-care facilities face challenges posed by the common symptoms of dementia, in particular loss of self-reliance (which may lead to depression), boredom, isolation and loneliness.

Kanvar Nayer’s research aimed to propose and develop a response to these challenges within the context of an industrial design study. The outcome was a multimedia system consisting of a dedicated physical dimension offering personalised multimedia to individuals with dementia through specially considered information architecture.

The exhibition summarises the research and presents the multimedia system that has shown potential in: providing a high degree of autonomous use to residents at any stage of dementia; reducing depression and anxiety in mild dementia; alleviating agitation in moderate or severe dementia; adapting to the deterioration in impairment levels; and providing high levels of enjoyment to affected individuals, their family members and caregivers.