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:



Monday, June 6, 2022

CREATE's Neil Charness was featured in an article from the American Psychological Association about the leading role that psychologists are playing in creating more age-friendly university environments to expand learning opportunities for older adults. To read more about Dr. Charness and his students' contributions in designing solutions to support aging adults, as well as the work being performed across the U.S. to promote a more age-friendly nation, click here!

Friday, October 15, 2021

Congratulations to CREATE graduate student Andrew Dilanchian on his first publication, based on work he completed as an undergraduate honors thesis student in the CREATE lab at Florida State University! The paper, entitled, "A Pilot Study Exploring Age Differences in Presence, Workload, and Cybersickness in the Experience of Immersive Virtual Reality Environments", can be found by clicking here!

Recent CREATE Publications