Boundless connections

Project Info

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Project Description


Our poject aims to bridge communities together and encourage active lifestyles by paring carers/volunteers with aged and disable.


Data Story


there is alot of data on health and wellbeing, our project aims to increase the positive data out there by encouraging the communities to come together and be active. Location, city and state data is used to encourage application users to venture out and explore together.


Evidence of Work

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Government concessions and rebates for seniors

Description of Use: Information here could be used to better tailor activities suggested on the app. Encouraging seniors to take advantage of these concessions could be an objective of the solution.

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Volunteer resource centres contact data

Description of Use: Using this data we are able to pair up new volunteers or existing volunteers in organisations with aged persons.

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Bureau of Meteorology District forecasts

Description of Use: Taking into account weather variations when suggesting routes and activities for volunteers to bring the elderly for. As an example, the app should not suggest a walk in the park on a rainy day.

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Indicators of wellbeing by year (Future Melbourne)

Description of Use: The solution we are looking into directly impacts the wellbeing of elderly residents, and that of their carers. Using the indicators, we can target specific outcomes such as increasing the participation of residents in arts and cultural activities among the elderly, improving personal relations, volunteering, self-reported health and quality of life.

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People's care needs in aged care

Description of Use: Aside from providing companionship, it would be likely that the solution will move towards covering a wider range of volunteering efforts that will target the needs of aged persons as closely as possible.

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AIHW Aged Care

Description of Use: Information on technology adoption amongst the elderly is available, which will give us an idea of how feasible the solution is. Improving technology adoption from this group would also be a benefit. Information on aged people from culturally diverse backgrounds will help us to provide assistance to the subsection of elderly who are most likely to experience isolation and require help.

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Road Works and Events Lines Snapshot

Description of Use: Accounting for traffic disruptions when planning routes for escorting the elderly.

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Emergency Road Closures

Description of Use: Attempting to account for transportation inconvenience when planning routes for bringing the elderly around.

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Pedestrian volume (updated monthly)

Description of Use: Taking into account congestion and crowds may cause inconvenience when bringing elderly around.

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Recreation Historic Relics

Description of Use: Uses the data as information for possible attractions that volunteers can bring people to.

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Sport and Recreational Facilities

Description of Use: Utilises the list of facilities when suggesting places for volunteers to bring elderly to.

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Metro Train Stations with Accessibility Information

Description of Use: Taking into account the availability of facilities catering to aged and disabled persons when suggesting routes and places for volunteers to bring them.

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Wheelchair-accessible public toilets

Description of Use: Accounting for the availability of wheelchair friendly public restrooms when suggesting routes and places for volunteers to bring the elderly to.

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Events Victoria - Widget

Description of Use: Good to know events that are happening to bring aged persons to attend.

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Victoria Freewifi Access Point Locations

Description of Use: Free wifi would generally be useful facility and point of interest for routes and attractions.

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DSS Payment Demographic Data for Young Carers

Description of Use: For young carers who are looking after aged persons, this serves as a proactive measure for volunteers to ease their burden.

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Challenges

Navigating construction disruption - A City For People

This challenge aims to ease the ability for people to plan and navigate walking routes through the city.

Go to Challenge | 6 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Bounty: Decision Support

How can we make it easy to use weather and ocean data to our advantage? (e.g. when should you lay concrete, or go out yachtting or picnicking?)

Go to Challenge | 24 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Bounty: Integrating AIHW

How can we integrate AIHW and other data sources in interesting ways?

Go to Challenge | 28 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Right 2 The Night

How can we help people know *the good, the bad, and the ugly* about public spaces?

Go to Challenge | 6 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Victorian Multicultural Atlas

How can we leverage mobile technology and free Wi-Fi to present point of interest data alongside immersive information to help citizens from non-English speaking backgrounds navigate their local environments and learn about the rich history of Victorian public spaces?

Go to Challenge | 11 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Australians' stories

What meaningful ways can we tell the story about what it's like to be an Australian, and in what ways some Australians live very different lives than others? How can we make people more aware of the issues facing themselves and others as they go through life?

Go to Challenge | 34 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

My (Liveable) Victoria

Using the data available on Data Vic and My Victoria, how might well-being be represented and measured in Victoria?

Go to Challenge | 17 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Play Melbourne - A Creative City

This challenge aims to showcase Melbourne’s unique history and how the city’s landscape and iconic locations have changed over time.

Go to Challenge | 10 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Protecting our Carers

How can we motivate young carers to search out information on and engage with supports and services early in their caring journey, rather than when they’re in a crisis situation?

Go to Challenge | 9 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

Healthy Communities Challenge

How might we assist councils to build healthier and stronger communities?

Go to Challenge | 49 teams have entered this challenge across all checkpoints that have passed.

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