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Wendy Rogers at KTH - Talk on Technology and Aging

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Title: Collaborations in Health, Aging, Research, and Technology (CHART)

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Collaborations in Health, Aging, Research, and Technology (CHART) is a newly established interdisciplinary research program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The vision for CHART is Harnessing Technology to Support Successful Aging. The mission is to enable successful aging through fundamental research; advanced technology development; education of researchers, developers, health professionals, and older adults; guidance for policy decision-making; and translation of efforts to positively affect lives of older adults. One near-term objective is to establish international collaborations including student exchange and visiting scholar programs. We have established a cuttingedge interdisciplinary Health Technology Education Program. Our primary focus this year has been on the development of an innovative Master of Science in Health Technology. We also intend to develop certificate programs, badges, and continuing education courses. We are building a new research facility called the LIFE Home – Living in Interactive Future Environments. We envision the facility as a campus hub for activities related to technologies for health and independence including in-home sensors, wearables, human computer-interfaces, telemedicine, rehabilitation, home materials, smart appliances, indoor climate technologies, assistive devices, and communication technologies. The goal of research and development efforts performed in this facility will be to develop and test new technologies to support independent living, healthcare needs, social interaction, and community participation. In this presentation, I will provide an overview of current projects as well as opportunities for collaborations.

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Wendy A. Rogers, Ph.D., is the Shahid and Ann Carlson Khan Professor of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her primary appointment is in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. She also has an appointment in the Educational Psychology Department and is an affiliate faculty member of the Beckman Institute and the Illinois Informatics Institute. She received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, and her M.S. (1989) and Ph.D. (1991) from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a Certified Human Factors Professional (BCPE Certificate #1539). Her research interests include design for aging; technology acceptance; humanautomation interaction; aging-in-place; human-robot interaction; aging with disabilities; cognitive aging; and skill acquisition and training. She is the Director of the Health Technology Education Program; Program Director of CHART (Collaborations in Health, Aging, Research, and Technology); and Director of the Human Factors and Aging Laboratory (www.hfaging.org). Her research is funded by: the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Aging) as part of the Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (www.create-center.org); and the Department of Health and Human Services (National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research; NIDILRR) Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-term Disabilities (www.rerctechsage.org). She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES).

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