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Walter R. Boot, PhD

Wednesday, April 19 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center (DGA)
800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas 75080-3021

The Role of Emerging Technologies in Supporting the Health, Wellbeing, Independence, and Quality of Life of older People

We are witnessing the intersection of two significant societal trends, 1) a dramatic increase in the number of older adults in the U.S. and around the world, and 2) the rapid proliferation of technologies that promise new opportunities to help older people maintain health, wellbeing, social connectivity, and purpose in life.  However, promises of technology solutions will not be realized unless older adults' needs, preferences, and abilities are considered, and older adults are placed at the center of a user-centered design process.  Further, large-scale trials are crucial to confirm the efficacy of technology solutions for diverse groups of older people.  This task will provide a sampling of studies that have examined the impact of existing and emerging technologies, developed using an iterative, user-centered design process, and the impact of technology-based interventions on cognitive, behavioral, and psychological outcomes.  This research has found that through careful design, scalable, useful, and usable technology solutions can provide tremendous benefit to older people.

About: Dr. Walter Boot, Ph.D., is a professor in the department of psychology at Florida State University. His research focuses on the potential of technology to support the well-being, independence, and quality of life of older people with and without cognitive impairments (mild cognitive impairment, traumatic brain injury, post-stroke cognitive impairment).

The CVL is proud to partner with the Texas Instruments Alumni Association to present this lecture.

Clike here to register, space is limited. Registration opens February 1, 2023 and is free.

Event Program:

4:00 - 5:00 Reception
5:00 - 6:30 Lecture
6:30 - 7:00 Poster Exhibit

This event is supported by the Jean and Bill Booziotis Distinguished Lecture funds.

UTD strives to create inclusive and accessible events in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you require an accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact the event coordinator (listed below) at least 10 business days prior to the event. If you have any additional questions, please email and the AccessAbility Resource Center at

Event Type

Lectures & Workshops

Target Audience

Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Graduate Students


Science & Technology

Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Center for Vital Longevity
Contact Information
Center for Vital Longevity
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