Raksha Mudar and Wendy Rogers’ efforts to increase older adults’ access to technology couldn’t be more timely in our COVID-19 world. Mudar and Rogers, professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, are involved in multiple research projects to make online conversation platforms, smartphone apps, and other technology easier for older adults to use.
CHART News & Events
The CHART YouTube channel was recent launched and now includes videos providing tips and tricks for getting the most out of your Amazon Echo device. Make sure to subscribe as more exciting videos will be posted in the future!
Never has there been a more important time to help older adults stay connected. A grant awarded to two University of Illinois researchers aims to advance that goal. See the news interview about this grant.
Members of the Human Factors & Aging Laboratory have continued to move forward on collaborative projects with the use of online video conferencing platforms.
The first two TechSAge Amazon Echo User Guides are now available.
Tucked away on the south end of the University of Illinois campus is a new home where officials will study ways to make life easier for seniors, people with disabilities, and the people who care for those folks. Tim Ditman has more.
Director Paula Basta and Deputy Director Lora McCurdy visited the University of Illinois as part of the CHART speaker series on Wednesday, November 6th
The University of Illinois is part of a team receiving a $4.6 million grant aimed at helping adults with cognitive disabilties deal with challenges associated with everyday activities.
Raksha Mudar, professor in the department of Speech and Hearing Science within the College of Applied Health Sciences, was recently interviewed by the WCIA news team on the topic of protecting older adults on the dementia spectrum from wandering.
Dr. Shannon Mejía, Assistant Professor in the College of Applied Health Sciences and CHART researcher, has had a portion of her research published in the recently released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention June supplement to The Gerontologist journal.
On May 14th, 2019, the Industry Roadmap for the Future of Aging, Health, and Technology event was held at the Spurlock Museum on the University of Illinois Campus
Professors Wendy Rogers and Raksha Mudar have been awarded a grant through the Discovery Partners Institute.
Faculty and staff at the University of Illinois and Georgia Institute of Technology will collaborate on research designed to help people with long-term disabilities age in their homes with support from a five-year, $4.6 million grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research.
Jacob Sosnoff, CHART Steering Committee member, and Wendy Rogers, CHART Program Director, presented research at the 2018 Navigating Change Symposium hosted in Peoria, IL and supported by the State of Illinois Department on Aging...
Dr. Wendy Rogers and Dr. Raksha Mudar will partner with OneClick.chat on a study of the web-based video chat platform’s ability to enhance social connections among older adults.
Researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign met at the Clark-Lindsey Village campus on June 6th, 2018.