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. 

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Gerontological Society of America

Details about Presentations

  • Use of Technology by Four Diverse Cohorts of Older Adults: Findings from the CART study, Katherine Wild, PhD
  • Days and Nights of Dyads: Examining Behavioral Interdependence in Co-Residing Couples Using Actigraphy, Lyndsey Miller, PhD 
  • Sensing a problem: Methods for developing a digital biomarker of dementia-related agitation through sensors and wearables, Michael AuYeung, PhD
  • Collaborative Aging Research Using Technology: New Pathways Forward, Jeffrey  Kaye, MD

Location: Austin, TX

Alzheimer's Association Digital Biomarker Roundtable

Details about Presentations

  • Integration of Unobtrusive Technology in Daily Life: How To Make Actionable, Jeffrey Kaye, MD
  • SHARP: Implications and Considerations for Adoption in Communities, Raina Croff, PhD
  • Developing an Integrated REAL (Routine Everyday Activities Life) Functional Based Cognitive Assessment, Adriana Seelye, PhD
  • Multidomain Integration and Application of Digital Biomarkers, Hiroko Dodge, PhD

Location: Washington, DC

CART Chart of Supporting and Funding Organizations