The Technology & Aging Lab at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School studies how digital tools can impact the psychiatric care of older adults. Our lab is currently investigating digital diagnosis, tech-enhanced therapeutic approaches, and the implementation and integration of technology into the process of patient care. Our global collaborations span both academia and industry and our current work includes digital phenotyping, health, digitally-guided treatment decision making, and the ethics of technology in psychiatry.
The mission of our lab is to be a center of global expertise in the area of digital geriatric mental health.
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 hereto read the corresponding article.
COVID-19, Mental Health and Aging: A Need for New Knowledge to Bridge Science and Service Click here to read Dr. Vahia's editorial in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
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.
Technology in Psychiatry: Online Summit, 2021
Hosted by McLean's Institute for Technology in Psychiatry, the Technology in Psychiatry Summit (TIPS) was held virtually on October 27-29, 2021. The summit looks to find innovative ways to integrate the latest technology to shape the future of mental health care.