The recently funded Johns Hopkins Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratory for Aging Research (JH AITC; website) seeks to improve the health and well-being of older adults through novel uses of artificial intelligence and new technologies. Combatting frailty and its outcomes are important aims of this Collaboratory.
The JH AITC is funded by a $20M federal grant from the National Institute on Aging (P30AG073105). It is one of three centers at leading research institutions participating in this innovative Collaboratory: the other two are at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Pennsylvania.
The scientific vision of the JH AITC is led by experts from the Johns Hopkins University schools of Medicine, Nursing, the Whiting School of Engineering, and the Carey Business School. Stakeholders, including older Americans and caregivers, technology developers and innovators, and industry partners, will also play a key role in informing the development of novel and adaptive technologies to improve the health and independence of millions of older Americans. To propel these efforts, the JH AITC is now offering a call for pilot proposals, including those that are relevant to frailty and resiliency in older adults. The Requests for Proposals can be found here:
- Pilot A Funding: Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia
- Pilot B Funding: Geriatrics and Age-Related Conditions
The JH AITC’s tagline provides a concise summary of their role and mission: “Engineering Innovations to Change Aging.” You can learn more background about this transdisciplinary effort at Johns Hopkins University here.