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, 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!

Thursday, September 17, 2020

At the recent American Psychological Association 2020 Annual Conference, CREATE's Dr. Wally Boot was very busy participating in multiple symposia and presentations! He was the discussant for the symposium entitled, "Cognitive Aging and LGBTQ Older Adults Across the Continuum of Care", as well as presented at the following symposia: "The A to Z of K to R", "Technology to Support Successful Aging" and "Presidential Programming—Age, Generations, and Aging: An applied Psychology Perspective". For a link to the conference, which is allowing livestreaming of the event through 2021, click here!