RERC on Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities

An interdisciplinary collaboration with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Paul Lam talks to team in front of research poster


Dr. Paul Lam, a world leader in the field of tai chi for health improvement, recently came to Georgia Tech to meet with TechSAge researchers to discuss technology innovation for improving access to tai chi interventions. Learn more about how the Tai Chi for Health Institute is partnering with Tracy Mitzner and her team on a Tele Tai Chi project in news story: Tai Chi Leader Meets with TechSAge Researchers to Talk Preventative and Inclusive Health.

Caregiver greats woman in wheelchair by placing hand on top of her hand.

Featured Article:

The relationship between care giver and care recipient plays an important role in the success of home health care services for older adults. Research by Rachel Stuck and Wendy Rogers explores what it takes to build trust in this relationship from the perspective of the care recipient. A new TechSAge article, featured in Home Health Care Services Quarterly, dives into the essential components of growing trust in a care provider, including professional skills, personal traits, and communication. Learn more about their findings in “Supporting trust in home healthcare providers: insights into the care recipients’ perspective”.

Kenny Blocker

Team Spotlight:

Kenny Blocker is a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois. He is a Graduate Research Assistant in the Human Factors and Aging Lab, where he assists with multiple TechSAge projects related to voice-activated digital assistants, like Amazon Alexa, and smart home technologies. Learn more about Kenny.

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TechSAge research is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number #90REGE0006-01-00 ).  NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 
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