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Virtual tea room to be opened by Intel

24th July 2009

Intel are launching a pilot scheme that uses a touch-screen computer to allow older people to participate in a "virtual tea room".

Simon Roberts, co-principal investigator at Intel, who leads the European social science and design team for product research, said: "We are carrying out a lot of research into social networking, looking at both social loneliness and emotional loneliness particularly of those people who are unable to get out of the house because of a particular condition."

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