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, October 1, 2021

The CREATE Workshop in Bordeaux, France, was a great success! CREATE hosted a hybrid meeting from September 23-24th in which attendees learned from the Team about the aging process, issues relevant to design and implementation of technology for older adults in real world settings, and how to help foster the development of early-stage researchers in aging and technology. For a summary of the event, click here for the CREATE Workshop program! For photos of the team at the event, click here! And as always, keep an eye out for any future events or workshops hosted by the CREATE Team!

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

CREATE's Wendy Rogers has been named the 2021 King McCristal Distinguished Scholar in the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign! Her McCristal lecture focused on designing robots that support successful aging related to the different kinds of activities older adults may need support with in maintaining or improving their quality of life. To read more about her lecture, click here. Congratulations, Wendy!

Recent CREATE Publications