The Johns Hopkins Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratory (AITC) for Aging Research has been awarded a $20 million grant over five years by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) for the purpose of developing, testing, implementing and disseminating previously-unexplored uses of artificial intelligence and new technologies aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of older adults. The AITC will be led by a multi-interdisciplinary Hopkins team that includes HAP director Jeremy Walston, MD, HAP scholar Peter Abadir, MD, and Whiting School of Engineering professors Rama Chellappa PhD, and Greg Hager, PhD.
Clinical and research focused faculty members from across the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, Business, Public Health and Nursing will lead core teams to ensure the development and implementation of innovative technologies and uses of AI that demonstrate promise in mitigating aging-related conditions, including Alzheimer’s Dementia and other conditions that impact the health of older adults. Importantly, this national center will ensure that any developments are accessible to traditionally underserved populations of older adults in both urban settings and in rural areas.
Stay tuned for further information on this HAP initiative and for pilot study offerings in the coming months.