The Technology and Aging Lab at McLean Hospital
The mission of our lab is to be a center of global expertise in the area of digital geriatric mental health.
Two Years of COVID-19: Understanding Impact and Implications for the Mental Health of Older Adults
Click here to read our most recent publication surrounding the impact of COVID-19 on the older adult population headed by Tech Lab coordinator Hailey Cray MPH, 2022.
Contactless In-Home Monitoring of the Long-Term Respiratory and Behavioral Phenotypes in Older Adults With COVID-19: A Case Series
Click here to read about the some of the work we have accomplished with our collaborators at Emerald Innovations.
Older Adults and the Mental Health Effect of COVID-19
Click here to listen to Listen to Dr. Vahia's interview with the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Click here to read the corresponding article.
Sensing Technology to Monitor Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms and to Assess Treatment Response in People with Dementia, A Systematic Review
This publication was a product of a collaboration between our lab and colleagues at the University of Bergen in Norway. Click here to read it.
Virtual Reality and Mental Health in Older Adults: A Systematic Review
This publication highlights VR as a promising intervention in the care of older adults.
Click here to read it.
Late-Life Depression: A Role for Accelerometer Technology in Diagnosis and Management
Read our clinical case conference in The American Journal of Psychiatry here.
Improving Care Through Research
As a freestanding psychiatric hospital and the largest psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital provides a unique environment for optimizing treatments and providing support for a wide range of patient-centered research initiatives. The Institute for Technology in Psychiatry (ITP) brings together the leading minds in technology, science, and clinical care with a shared vision of using technology to improve mental health.