Technology and Aging Research Study
Our team focuses on technology use in the lives and older adults and caregivers. Technology can improve the quality of people’s lives. Our goal is to make it easier for people to live at home for longer and to care for their loved ones better. Through our studies, we are working to learn how people use technology in their lives and what technology they may need.
Current study title: Enhancing Senior Living, Quality of Life and Independence through Utilizing Assistive and Interactive Technology
In one of our current studies, we are trying to learn about technology in adults’ and caregivers’ everyday lives. We want to understand what technology they know about, what they prefer, and how they use technology to improve their lives.
Participants will be asked to complete a survey lasting approximately 1 hour, regarding their background, current and future ability to do tasks, technology use and preferences, overall satisfaction with life, and caregiving responsibilities (if applicable). Participants should be older adults, caregivers, or both. Older adults should be at least 60 years old and living independently in the community.
Caregivers should be at least 19 years old and should be providing regular care or assistance to another person 19 years or older. All participants should be native English speakers. All of our research is conducted through the University of Nebraska Omaha and University of Nebraska Medical Center.
This research study is approved by the Institutional Review Board, IRB #115-20-EP.
If you are interested in the study and want to help us learn more about technology and aging, please click on the following link to find out if you are eligible and to complete the survey:
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