What We Do

What We Do

The JH AITC is a national resource funded to promote the development and implementation of novel artificial intelligence (AI) and technology approaches to improve the health and well-being of older adults.  Building on the wealth of engineering and clinical resources available across the schools of the Johns Hopkins University, we have established the human capital and research infrastructure that will facilitate investigators and businesses from across the country to work in this space.

The JH AITC provides pilot funds for AI/tech development efforts as well as access to relevant stakeholders groups, tech and AI use design expertise, assistance with adaptation of technology platforms that can host EHR, data gathering and analytical expertise, human subjects research infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) related conditions and for general aging/Geriatric Medicine conditions.  In addition, we can provide a comprehensive list of relevant technologies and uses of AI, training as appropriate, and access to a broad array of human subjects research infrastructure for recruitment and testing.  Finally, this AITC can facilitate access to a broad range of underserved older adults, including those in rural and urban areas of the US, for stakeholder feedback and for testing of new uses of AI/tech that may improve their health and well-being.

Why Hopkins?

Johns Hopkins University (JHU) is uniquely situated to build this ecosystem with nationally recognized strengths in clinical and health services research focused on the health and well-being of older adults and in programs focused on the development of novel uses for AI and technologies to improve human health. JHU is endowed with internationally known researchers in AI and related fields such as computer vision, natural language processing, speech processing, and data science. In addition, there is a strong institutional commitment to transdisciplinary collaboration and to the development of novel technologies and new products through Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV).  

Building on these strengths, we propose to create a highly dynamic AITC focused on the development of novel and adaptive AI and technology-related products that will improve the health, well-being, and independence of millions of older Americans, including those with dementia such as Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and neurodegenerative movement disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease and those in underserved rural and urban communities.