Mobility, Mood and Place: Habitats for Happy and Healthy Ageing

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


This presentation focuses on the second of Mobility, Mood and Place’s inter-related work packages,Environment and affect. In this work package, researchers have been exploring older people's interactions with different types of environments using a variety of 'real-time' methods. The plenary gives a broad overview of the team’s four research objectives, which were to: 1. Attempt to assess differences in neural activity associated with walking between different urban environments. 2. Understand how these differences align with subjective wellbeing. 3. Investigate how mood and emotion, as well as features of the urban environment affect mobility choices. 4. Pilot a synergy of qualitative and quantitative methods. It also looks at the methods used, including:  Mobile neural imaging (electroencephalography (EEG)) outputs (raw and proprietary software)  Subjective wellbeing measures  Walking interviews  Video elicitation interviews and subjective scales to compare with EEG outputs  Spatial mapping to understand real time responses to features of the environment The objectives and methods are looked at, in-depth, in the following oral presentations:  ‘In the mood for a walk in the park: Assessing the quality of outdoor walking amongst the over 65s’  ‘Older people’s experiences of mobility and mood in an urban environment: a mixed methods approach’  ‘Mapping brain imaging as a measure of emotional wellbeing in older people walking in different urban spaces’
Period13 Oct 2016
Event titleMobility, Mood and Place: Habitats for Happy and Healthy Ageing
Event typeConference
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map