ORCATECH is an innovative research center, supported primarily by the NIA and closely integrated with the Layton Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center at OHSU. We use and develop technologies that can assess home-based activities, providing millions of hours of real-world and real-time activity and health data. We focus on translating that data into actionable health and wellness outcomes, improving the lives of those who age independently at home. 

Featured Study

The CART Initiative

CART uses in-home monitoring technologies and big data to analyze how  adults can remain independent as they age, specifically those who are members of diverse communities. Learn more. 

Featured publications

JOVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments)
Methodology for establishing a community-wide life laboratory for capturing unobtrusive and continuous remote activity and health data. Watch the video

BMC Geriatrics
Investigating the concept of participant burden in aging technology research. Read the article.