Introducing Technology Into Older Adults' Homes
Research scientist Lisa D'Ambrosio and research fellow Dick Myrick
Tuesday, March 12, 2013: 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Recent research at the MIT AgeLab reveals how to successfully implement technological systems in older adults' homes: planning to anticipate issues, mitigation strategies, scripting the home visit, building social aspects of the visit, providing support, and using pilot installations. Research results form the basis of all recommendations.
Attendees will: 1. Develop an understanding of the two research programs, including connections between the installation in older adults' homes and the overall research questions. 2. Understand the AgeLab's approach to developing an installation process, including scripts for addressing problems, documenting issues, and follow up. 3. Understand how results of the research transfer more generally to lessons regarding installation and acceptance of new technologies in older adults' homes.
Technology and Safe Driving for a Lifetime
Wednesday, March 13, 2013: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Research scientist Lisa D'Ambrosio and Beth Tracton-Bishop of The Hartford
An increase in technologies for the vehicle demands that drivers consider which are best for them. The Hartford and MIT AgeLab will present research on what experts think about different technologies, and how they may affect older drivers' experiences. Information on a public education campaign and practical resources to help older adults learn more about these technologies will be presented.
Attendees will learn about: 1. Research findings on the in-vehicle technology to help them, or their family or clients, stay safe on the road. 2. Things to consider when shopping for a new vehicle or adding new features to their vehicle 3. The Hartford's free public education available through our website and blog.