CREATE Principal Investigator Dr. Neil Charness has received two honors for a career of work on longevity and on technology for older adults, from the Committee on Aging of the American Psychological Association and from the International Society for Gerontechnology. Click here to read more!
The first entry in a video series that explains CREATE research in brief has been uploaded to the CREATE YouTube channel! This video reviews findings from a randomized controlled trial which included over 300 older adults at risk for social isolation. The results showed multiple benefits for those using the Personal Reminder Information & Social Management System (PRISM). Click here to watch, and remember to like the video and subscribe to the channel for more videos like this as they become available!
CREATE now has a YouTube channel! The first upload is a video of when Drs. Neil Charness and Sara Czaja of the CREATE Team gave a webinar on integrating older adults into today's work environment, covering a broad array of relevant topics founded in research. Click here to watch!
Data from CREATE's PRISM (Personal Reminder Information & Social Management) randomized field trial demonstrate that given the opportunity and training, many older adults may become active and long-term gamers. These findings have implications for designing video games that older adults enjoy, supporting enjoyable and meaningful interactions with video games across the life span, and for designing cognitive, social, and health interventions involving games. Click here to read the article, published in the journal Innovation in Aging.
The CREATE Team recently presented their research at the International Society for Gerontechnology 2018 annual meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida. Click here to view pictures from the conference!
The CREATE Team had a strong presence at the 2018 Cognitive Aging Conference in Atlanta, Georgia! Dr. Neil Charness delivered the conference's keynote, entitled "From Satisficing to Optimizing: The Future of Cognitive Aging," and members of CREATE presented thier research with very well-received posters! For photos from the event, click here!
New Open Access paper on factors that shape older adults' decisions about technology adoption. Stakeholders looking to increase adoption among older adults must be cognizant of these factors and how they vary depending on the technology examined. Click here to read more!
What are the opportunities and challenges older adults experience associated with seeking health information online? CREATE researchers explore this issue in a new chapter for the book Aging, Technology and Health. Click here to access the chapter!
What role can technology play in supporting and facilitating older adults' social engagement? CREATE researchers explore this issue in a new chapter for the book Aging, Technology and Health. Click here to access the chapter!
The CREATE team recently presented the symposium entitled, "Designing Technology to Improve the Lives of Older Adults at Risk for Social Isolation" at the APA's Technology, Mind & Society conference in Washington, D.C. Click here for more details about the conference!