Investigate social isolation among older Illinoisians. The research interest is to conduct baseline analyses on loneliness variables, predictor variables of loneliness, assessment tools, and possible effective interventions.
The goals of this project are 1) to assess the feasibility of the intervention protocol and identify active components and diagnostic measures of the intervention; and 2) assess the intervention efficacy to evaluate the extent to which the digital assistant applications and instructional protocol are feasible, practical (i.e., useful, usable) and lead to positive health […]
Aim 1 of this development project is to follow the principles of rapidly-executed, rigorous processes to yield a suite of voice-activated digital assistant applications for the following tasks: environmental control, healthcare reminders, physical activity engagement, and social interaction. Aim 2 is to reach proof of adoption for an instructional protocol that enables independent use of […]
The purpose of the CRIS-Healthy Aging and Collaborations in Health, Aging, Research, and Technology (CHART) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign demonstration-study is to investigate older adults’ use of the Amazon Echo Show. This collaboration uses the expertise of both programs to produce a robust and holistic demonstration of these technologies’ usefulness among older adults. […]