Birgit Kramer is a research scientist at the MIT AgeLab and a doctoral student at the University of Heidelberg. She is currently completing her dissertation on technology acceptance among family caregivers of people with dementia in Germany. Her research examines the factors that influence the intention to use new technologies for and to support caregiving within the context of awareness. Her interests also include social aspects of aging and well-being, focused around the question of how research results can be translated into people’s everyday lives to support not only living longer, but also living more healthfully, independently, and with financial security. Birgit Kramer holds a master’s degree in economics and has been working in the field of gerontology for 10 years.
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