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The College of Engineering: Integrative Systems + Design


Presentation by Neil Charness


The College of Engineering: Integrative Systems + Design
Professor of Psychology

Research Interests

Human factors approaches to understanding aging and technology use; older driver and pedestrian safety.

Current Research

Human Factors approach to understanding design and use of technology by an aging population. The CREATE IV project is part of a Program Project grant funded by NIA.

Aging Driver and Pedestrian Safety Research. This project is funded by Florida Department of Transportation, Safe Mobility for Life Program and the FSU University Transportation Center: Accessibility and Safety for an Aging Population (ASAP).

Selected Publications

Charness, N., Demiris, G., & Krupinski, E. (2011). Designing Telehealth for an Aging Population: A Human Factors Perspective. Boca Raton: CRC Press.

Czaja, S. J., Boot, W. R., Charness, N., Rogers, W. A., & Sharit, J. (2017). Improving social support for older adults through technology: Findings from the PRISM randomized control trial. Gerontologist, gnw249,

Charness, N., & Boot, W. R. (2016). Technology, Gaming, and Social Networking. In K. W. Schaie & S. L. Willis (Eds.). The Handbook of the Psychology of Aging (8th Ed.), Chapter 20 (pp. 390-407). London, UK: Academic Press/Elsevier.

Evans, J., Papadopoulos, A., Tsien Silvers, C., Charness, N., Boot, W. R., Schlachta-Fairchild, L., & Crump, C. (2016). Remote health monitoring for older adults and those with heart failure: Adherence and system usability. Telemedicine and e-Health, 22 (6), 480-488. DOI: 10.1089/tmj.2015.0140.

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