Fostering
Independence,
Participation,
and Healthy
Aging Through
Technology

WORKSHOP SUMMARY

Tracy A. Lustig and Steve Olson, Rapporteurs

Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence

Board on Health Sciences Policy

Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE AND
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES

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Tracy A. Lustig and Steve Olson, Rapporteurs Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence Board on Health Sciences Policy Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

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THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS  500 Fifth Street, NW  Washington, DC 20001 NOTICE: The workshop that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. This activity was supported by contracts between the National Academy of Sci- ences and the Gerontological Society of America, LeadingAge, PHI, The SCAN Foundation (Contract No. 12-004), United HealthCare, the U.S. Department of Defense (Contract No. HT0011-11-P-0212), the U.S. Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (Contract No. ED- OSE-12-P-0066), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Admin- istration for Community Living (Contract No. HHSP233201100668P), the U.S. Department of Labor (Contract No. 4431), and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Contract No. VA268-12-P-0014). The views presented in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the activity. International Standard Book Number-13:  978-0-309-28517-9 International Standard Book Number-10:  0-309-28517-8 Additional copies of this report are available for sale from the National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, NW, Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001; (800) 624-6242 or (202) 334-3313; http://www.nap.edu. For more information about the Institute of Medicine, visit the IOM home page at: www.iom.edu. Copyright 2013 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America The serpent has been a symbol of long life, healing, and knowledge among almost all cultures and religions since the beginning of recorded history. The serpent ad- opted as a logotype by the Institute of Medicine is a relief carving from ancient Greece, now held by the Staatliche Museen in Berlin. Suggested citation: IOM (Institute of Medicine) and NRC (National Research Council). 2013. Fostering independence, participation, and healthy aging through technology: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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PLANNING COMMITTEE ON FOSTERING INDEPENDENCE AND HEALTHY AGING THROUGH TECHNOLOGY: A WORKSHOP OF THE INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE AND NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL1 ALAN M. JETTE (Chair), Professor of Health Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health MARGARET L. CAMPBELL, Senior Scientist for Planning and Policy Support, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research TERRY FULMER, Dean, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University JUDITH D. KASPER, Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health KATHY KREPCIO, Executive Director, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey RENÉ SEIDEL, Vice President, Programs and Operations, The SCAN Foundation 1  Institute of Medicine and National Research Council planning committees are solely responsible for organizing the workshop, identifying topics, and choosing speakers. The re- sponsibility for the published workshop summary rests with the workshop rapporteurs and the institution. v

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IOM-NRC FORUM ON AGING, DISABILITY, AND INDEPENDENCE1 ALAN M. JETTE (Co-Chair), Boston University School of Public Health, MA JOHN W. ROWE (Co-Chair), Columbia University, New York, NY HENRY J. AARON, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC JAMES APPLEBY, Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC KELLY BUCKLAND, National Council on Independent Living, Washington, DC JOE CALDWELL, National Council on Aging, Washington, DC MARGARET L. CAMPBELL, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Washington, DC HENRY CLAYPOOL, Administration for Community Living, Washington, DC EILEEN M. CRIMMINS, University of Southern California, Los Angeles STEVEN DAWSON, PHI, Bronx, NY PEGGYE DILWORTH-ANDERSON, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill THOMAS E. EDES, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC TERRY FULMER, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA NAOMI L. GERBER, Center for the Study of Chronic Illness and Disability, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA ROBERT HORNYAK, Administration for Community Living, Washington, DC LISA I. IEZZONI, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA KATHY KREPCIO, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ NANCY LUNDEBJERG, American Geriatrics Society, New York, NY RHONDA MEDOWS, United HealthCare, Washington, DC LARRY MINNIX, LeadingAge, Washington, DC ARI NE’EMAN, National Council on Disability, Washington, DC RENÉ SEIDEL, The SCAN Foundation, Long Beach, CA JACK W. SMITH, U.S. Department of Defense, Falls Church, VA TERRIE FOX WETLE, Brown University, Providence, RI 1  Institute of Medicine and National Research Council forums do not issue, review, or ap- prove individual documents. The responsibility for the published workshop summary rests with the workshop rapporteurs and the institution. vi

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IOM and NRC Staff TRACY A. LUSTIG, Forum Director GOOLOO WUNDERLICH, Senior Program Officer, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council THELMA L. COX, Administrative Assistant (until December 2012) TONIA E. DICKERSON, Senior Program Assistant ANDREW POPE, Director, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine vii

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Reviewers T his workshop summary has been reviewed in draft form by indi- viduals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent re- view is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institu- tion in making its published workshop summary as sound as possible and to ensure that the workshop summary meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this workshop summary: ALICE BORRELLI, Intel Corporation ROBERT JARRIN, Qualcomm Incorporated W. JUNE SIMMONS, Partners in Care Foundation GREG VANDERHEIDEN, University of Wisconsin–Madison Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they did not see the final draft of the workshop summary before its release. The review of this workshop summary was overseen by HUGH H. TILSON, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. Appointed by the Institute of Medicine, he was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of ix

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x REVIEWERS this workshop summary was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Re- sponsibility for the final content of this workshop summary rests entirely with the rapporteurs and the institution.

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Contents 1 INTRODUCTION AND THEMES OF THE WORKSHOP 1 Workshop Statement of Task, 2 Organization of the Workshop Summary, 3 Themes of the Workshop, 4 2 THE PROMISE OF TECHNOLOGY 7 Getting Technologies Out of the Laboratory, 7 Examples of Technological Innovations, 12 The Center for Aging Services Technologies, 15 The Leonard Florence Center for Living, 17 3 TECHNOLOGIES TO PROMOTE ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING AND INDEPENDENCE 21 Promoting Independence for Individuals, 21 Promoting Independence in the Environment, 24 4 TECHNOLOGIES TO PROMOTE COMMUNITY INTEGRATION AND PARTICIPATION THROUGH COMMUNITY DESIGN 27 New Technologies for Accessible Transportation, 27 Workplace Accommodations, 29 xi

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xii CONTENTS 5 TECHNOLOGIES TO PROMOTE COMMUNITY INTEGRATION AND PARTICIPATION THROUGH SOCIAL CONNECTEDNESS 35 Web Accessibility, 35 Cloud Computing, 38 6 HEALTH MANAGEMENT AND PROMOTION 41 Health Monitoring, 41 Rehabilitation Science, 44 Health Behavior, 46 7 REFLECTIONS ON THE PRESENTATIONS 49 Overcoming Barriers of Cost and Awareness, 50 The Interface with the Workplace, 51 The Potential of the Web, 52 Getting Technology into the Hands of Consumers, 54 A Rich Agenda, 55 REFERENCES 57 APPENDIXES A WORKSHOP AGENDA 59 B SPEAKER BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES 63