CREATE Overview

CREATE is a multidisciplinary and collaborative center founded in 1999. It is dedicated to ensure that the benefits of technology can be realized by older adults to support and enhance the independence, productivity, health, safety, social connectedness and quality of life of older people.

The center strives to develop and evaluate interventions and design solutions to promote successful technology adoption among older adults.

CREATE represents a consortium of five universities:



Wednesday, January 13, 2021

CREATE PI Neil Charness was one of the first individuals over the age of 65 to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Florida State University and was interviewed about his experience. To read more about the event, click here! Make sure to stay aware of when and where you are able to receive the vaccine in your local area so we can do our part to fight this pandemic!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

CREATE PIs had a very busy fall giving a variety of conference and invited presentations to a wide-range of organizations! For a full list of citations for these presentations, click here.
Some examples include:
- Walter Boot's presentation entitled, "Aging in an Increasingly Technology-Based Society: Past, Present, and Future" presented at the 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America.
- Neil Charness' Keynote presentation entitled, "Acceptance of Transportation Technologies by Aging Adults: If you build it, will they buy it?" presented at the meeting of a NSF Smart & Connected Communities Grant at the University of Michigan.
- Sara Czaja's presentation entitled, "Cognition, Technology, and Older Adults", presented at a Neuroscience Research Seminar hosted at the University of Texas, Rio Grande.
- Wendy Rogers' presentation entitled, "Designing technology to support healthy aging", presented at Carle Illinois College of Medicine Innovation Grand Rounds Series.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Congratulations to CREATE's Dr. Sara Czaja on being the 2020 recipient of the M. Powell Lawton Award! The award "recognizes outstanding contributions from applied gerontological research that have benefited older people and their care. It is "presented at the GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting to an individual who exemplifies Dr. Lawton's personal and professional qualities, and whose contributions in gerontology have led to innovations in gerontological treatment, practice or service, prevention, or amelioration of symptoms or barriers." We are proud of your contributions, Dr. Czaja!

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