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:



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!

Monday, October 5, 2020

The CREATE Team is presenting their 20 years of research and experience at two virtual conferences this week! On Monday, October 5th at 4pm (CDT), the team will be presenting a symposium entitled, "Human Factors and Aging: A 20-year Retrospective and Prospective from CREATE" at the 64th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. The symposium will provide an overview of CREATE research in the domains of health, leisure, work, and social engagement, and in the context of current and emerging technologies. For more information about event and this symposium, click here!

The team is also presenting at the ISG’s 12th World Conference of Gerontechnology on Wednesday, October 7th at 9:20am (CDT). Their symposium is entitled, "The Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE): Twenty Years of Advancing Technology to Support Older Adults" . For the GSA schedule and presentation information, click here!