to incorporate broad scientific and technological expertise and include consumer/caregiver participation?
What are the areas in which technology is most needed: personal assistance, caregiver assistance, mobility, cognition, perception, awareness, sensation, vocation?
How can universal design principles be applied to increase technology acceptance and diffusion?
How can advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, rapid prototyping, machine learning, materials science, computing, activity monitoring, and modeling, etc. be adopted to benefit older people and people with disabilities?
Develop tools/measures/metrics to assess the impact of technology on activity, quality of life, cost, community participation, and health (beyond morbidity and mortality).
What are the critical biological and biocompatibility issues that need to be overcome?
Develop technological innovations that promote independence, community participation, and healthful living.
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