Healthy Aging in a Digital World

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Aging Gracefully with the Use of Assistive Technology

About Healthy Aging in a Digital World

Why Healthy Aging in a Digital World?

Most adults 65 and older are moving through the digital world, with two-thirds going online, 80% owning a cellphone, and 40% owning a smartphone. Most adults in this age group also want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. That’s where Healthy Aging in a Digital World comes in: using technology as a bridge between independent living and access to health care throughout the life span.

Healthy Aging in a Digital World Overview

This initiative brings together a team of experts to design and test the types of technological solutions that keep older adults independent, from devices and home monitors to mobile apps. These types of innovations can prompt healthy behaviors, alert individuals and caregivers to events such as falls, and improve communication between providers and patients. Most importantly, they give adults the power to use technology in ways that improve their quality of daily life.

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Project Partners

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UC Davis School of Nursing

Integrating the science and humanity of nursing and other health disciplines, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing leads innovative research, education and practice and prepares leaders who advance health, transform health care and ignite bold system change locally, nationally and globally.

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UC Davis School of Medicine

The UC Davis School of Medicine is among the nation’s leading medical schools, one that is committed to transforming lives by improving health through the combined power of education, research, clinical care, and community. As part of UC Davis Health, the School of Medicine is helping train the nation’s health care workforce and preparing them to become future leaders in health for our communities.

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UC Davis Center for Health and Technology

As one of the strongest and most robust telehealth programs in the United States, the UC Davis Center for Health and Technology conducts a wide variety of clinical, educational, and research activities focused on improving people's health and well-being.