TRIL - Technology Research for Independent Living
Care & Cure
The Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL) centre is an interesting example of a public-private collaboration established with the aim to discover and deliver technology solutions to support independent living for older people. The Centre focuses on three key areas: improving health and social engagement for older people, detecting and preventing falls in the home, and helping those with memory loss to maintain their independence. The TRIL Centre looks at the physical, social and cognitive consequences of ageing and develops technologies to address them. TRIL is an active collaboration between researchers in academic, clinical and industry settings. Operating as a virtual centre with researchers based in UCD (University College Dublin), TCD (Trinity College Dublin) and Intel, it tackles the problems associated with demographic ageing. The centre harnesses multidisciplinary ageing research, clinical expertise and enabling technology development and evaluation to support independent living.