Advancing aging research

The CART initiative uses technology to assess health and activity in the home and community with the goal to provide an open research platform that can be widely used by researchers to detect meaningful change over long periods of time. The system may be used across a range of study types - natural history, health interventions, clinical trials - to provide more objective, continuous and ecologically valid data for research.

Funded by the NIA and the Department of Veterans Affairs and developed in partnership between OHSU, Rush University, the University of Miami, Oregon State University, University of Pennsylvania and the VA, the initiative aims to facilitate research addressing independence and well-being of older adults who are members of diverse communities. 

Learn more about our mission.

Featured news and publications

Car and Driver Magazine - Read 'Can your car tell if you have dementia?'

Wall Street Journal - Read 'A tech test to keep seniors in their homes longer' 

OPB Think Out Loud - Listen to 'Aging research technology'   

Journal of Visualized Experiments (JOVE) - Watch a video about our tech platform

Featured upcoming events

Cambridge Healthtech Institute's  Digital Biomarkers: Biosensors,  Wearables and mHealth

Details: Dr. Jeffrey Kaye (Presenting)
"Transforming Clinical Trials with Objective
Holistic, Continuous, and Ecologically 
Valid Digital Assessment
Location: Boston, MA
For more information, visit the website.

The CART Initiative is led and supported by the following partners: the NIA, the VA, OHSU, ORCATECH, Rush University and the University of Miami.