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

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TechSAge was recently featured on an episode of Easter Seal's Assistive Technology Update. Join Carolyn Phillips & Liz Persaud for a conversation on Universal Design, the IoT (Internet of Things), and the latest TechSAge happenings in the first episode of our podcast series.Episode 430 is available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and on the Easter Seals Assistive Technology services website.

Cover of active aging journal

Featured Article:

Tele-technologies, like Skype and Facetime, can enable people aging with mobility disabilities to stay socially connected and even remotely participate in activities that might otherwise be out of reach due to transportation or accessibility barriers. In the latest issue of The Journal on Active Aging, TechSAge researchers Mitzner & Remillard share findings on what older adults with mobility disabilities think about using different tele-technologies for health and wellness activities and discuss considerations for using these devices in senior communities.

Jenay Beer

Team Spotlight:

Dr. Jenay Beer is a consultant for the project R3 Telewelllness Technologies which focuses on translating an evidence-based Tai Chi intervention to televideo for persons aging with long-term disabilities. She assists in the development and review of experimental materials, data analysis, and dissemination of findings.Dr. Beer has a background and Engineering Psychology and is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Gerontology (IoG), at the University of Georgia. Learn more about Jenay.

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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