Funding for FASoS researchers for the project "Make-Believe Matters"

Ruud Hendriks, Ike Kamphof and Tsjalling Swierstra have won ZonMW funding for their project ‘Make-Believe Matters. The Moral Role Things Play in Dementia Care.’

For two years Hendriks, Kamphof and Swierstra will be investigating how various low- and high-tech artefacts–such as sociable robots, nostalgic interiors, virtual reality games, fake busstops etc.–transform current dementia care.

They will specifically study when the use of these objects is manipulative or deceitful and when it is playful and supportive of persons with dementia.

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