Using the Stanford Healthy Neighborhood Discovery Tool in a Global Context: The Cooperation Project in Stanford University and Kaohsiung Medical University

Project Description:

This project aims to analyse the influence of social environment, safety, and public facilities in Cijin.  Using a tablet-based tool with the Discovery Tool app, citizen scientists discover their living environment and identify the impact of positive life factors


  • Kaohsiung Medical University
  • Village Office, Kaohsiung Municipal CiJin Hospital


  • Low-income older adults, village officers

Research Question:

What are the elements that the elderly have to consider more in their living environment?

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