Posted on
May 14, 2024

Dr. Mathias Unberath and Dr. Alicia Arbaje – AI and Technology for Healthy Aging

Dr. Mathias Unberath, an assistant professor of computer science with secondary appointments in the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and Dr. Alicia Arbaje, director of Transitional Care Research and an associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University, recently led a webinar titled "AI and Technology for Healthy Aging." Both co-directors of the JH AITC Technology Identification and Training Core, Drs. Unberath and Arbaje shared insights on the integration of AI and technology in supporting the health and well-being of older adults. They discussed the transformative potential of AI in the realm of healthy aging, highlighting its ability to solve complex problems and showcasing AI-generated images used throughout the presentation. Key takeaways included the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration to address the multifaceted challenges of aging and the necessity of engaging with all stakeholders, especially the end users, to ensure that technological solutions are practical and genuinely beneficial. The speakers also emphasized ongoing challenges and opportunities for innovation in the field, suggesting that AI and technology hold great promise for improving caregivers' work and enhancing the quality of life for the aging population.

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