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Harnessing Technology to Support Successful Aging

Collaborations in Health, Aging, Research, & Technology, or CHART, is an interdisciplinary research program comprised of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign faculty, community members, and healthcare providers devoted to supporting research efforts that promote aging successfully through the use of technology.

Our Mission

To enable successful aging through:

  • Fundamental research
  • Advanced technology development
  • Education of researchers, developers, healthcare professionals, and older adults
  • Guidance for policy decision-making
  • Translation of these efforts to positively affect the lives of older adults.

News & Events


Nguyen, L.T., Marini, F., Shende, S.A., Llano, D.A., Mudar, R.A. Investigating EEG theta and alpha oscillations as measures of value-directed strategic processing in cognitively normal younger and older adults. Behavioural Brain Research. (2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2020.112702

Chaparro, G.N., Sosnoff, J.J. & Hernandez, M.E. Effects of aerobic fitness on cognitive motor interference during self-paced treadmill walking in older adults. Aging Clin Exp Res 32, 2539–2547 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40520-020-01479-2

Mejía, S. T., Giasson, H. L., Smith, J., & Gonzalez, R. (2020). Concurrent and enduring associations between married partners’ shared beliefs and markers of aging. Psychology and Aging, 35 (7), 925–936. https://doi.org/10.1037/pag0000515

Wendy A Rogers, PhD, Widya A Ramadhani, MArch, Maurita T Harris, MS Defining Aging in Place: The Intersectionality of Space, Person, and Time. Innovation in Aging, Volume 4, Issue 4, 2020, igaa036 https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igaa036