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Mr. Rodd Bond


Mr. Rodd Bond is the Director of the Netwell Centre, and an architect by background.

Languages : English


Rodd Bond is an architect with a unique blend of experience in the development and application of technology applied to environments and processes that support people’s health and wellness. Rodd graduated with distinction from the school of architecture at Brookes College, Oxford in 1982, where his major study, focused on evaluation frameworks applied to the design of primary care facilities in the UK.Recently, Rodd has pursued an action research agenda that has culminated in the formation of the Netwell Centre in DkIT, which he now directs. Based in the School of Health and Science the Netwell Centre hosts the Nestling Project – a collaborative initiative between the local authority, the HSE and DkIT. The Nestling Project is a demonstration project examining the fusion of social networks, environments and technologies that support ageing-in-place. Rodd has managed Dundalk’s participation in the WHO Age-Friendly Cities Project and is now managing Louth’s Age-Friendly County initiative.


Older adults' attitudes to self-management of health and wellness through smart home data
Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth)

2015Smart homes have significant potential to enhance the lives of older adults, extending the period of healthy ageing, through monitoring wellbeing, detecting decline and applying interventions to prevent or slow down this decline. In this paper we present ...

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An integrated home-based self-management system to support the wellbeing of older adults
Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments

2014With an ageing population and the constant need towards improving the quality of life for older people in our society, there comes an urgent challenge to support people where they live in an environment that adapts to their needs as they age. While much research ...

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Inferring health metrics from ambient smart home data
IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine

2014As the population ages, smart home technology and applications are expected to support older adults to age in place and reduce the associated economic and societal burden. This paper describes a study where the relationship between ambient sensors, ...

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Places to flourish: a pattern based approach to foster change in residential care
Lenus, The Irish Health Repository

2011‘Places to Flourish’ has been developed within the HSE Services for Older People Office with support from the School of Nursing at the University of Ulster in partnership with the Netwell Centre at Dundalk Institute of Technology. The preparation of this resource has been supported by an award from the HSE Innovation Fund and a grant from the Atlantic Philanthropies...

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Ageing people in Ireland: A survey perspective on technology in the home
Promoting Independence for Older Persons With Disabilities

2006The Irish population aged 65 years and over is increasing and it is predicted that this trend will accelerate over the next 30 years. Projections highlight that those aged 65 and over will number 0.5 million by 2011, an increase of 26% representing 14% of the ...

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Area of Expertise

Active Ageing

Age Friendly Environments

Age-friendly Environments

Built Environment

Education and Training

Public Policy

Urban Planning


Architecture and Planning


Brookes College, Oxford : Architecture

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