High-Tech Tools for Healthier Aging

Beyond smart phones: Applying sensors and devices for healthier aging

Yuan Luo, Program Director, and Erika Tarver, Program Analyst, Division of Neuroscience

As older adults become more comfortable with using mobile phones, smart watches and fitness trackers, NIA-supported researchers are working to find innovative ways this technology can monitor and improve physical and cognitive health.

On April 27, NIA hosted a virtual workshop on new ways to use existing technology to improve diagnosis and monitoring of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, along with other health problems. The workshop featured a multitude of applications — many in various stages of commercialization — presented by researchers from across the country. If you are interested in health innovations using smart sensors and related tech, apply for a related NIA funding opportunity by July 9! Read the full blog post.

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