The Promise and Limits of Technology to Promote Successful Longevity

A School of Psychology colloquium on Optimal Aging featuring Neil Charness, Florida State University

Abstract
We are in the midst of two revolutions. The 30-year longevity dividend acquired in the past century has contributed to widespread population aging. The rapid development and diffusion of technology, particularly information and communication technology, has provided unprecedented computing power to ordinary people. 

Neil Charness focuses on the promises and limits of using technology to address longevity concerns such as maintaining mobility and cognitive function.

About the Speaker
Neil Charness is a professor of psychology at Florida State University (FSU); his expertise is cognitive and developmental psychology. In his research, he studies ways to understand aging and the use of technology. He is also interested in older drivers and pedestrian safety

Charness is the director of FSU's Institute for Successful Longevity. He is a member of  of the American Psychological Association, the American Telemedicine Association, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and the Association for Psychological Science.

About the Optimal Aging Initiative
The colloquium is part of the Optimal Aging Initiative of the School of Psychology at Georgia Tech. The initiative  seeks to foster knowledge-sharing and collaboration in translating  research on the effects of aging into evidence-based ways to support the quality of life and competence of older adults..

Reception to follow in Bill Moore Student Success Center, Presidential Suites A&B

 

 

 

 

Event Details

Date/Time:

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm