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Research by TechSAge Investigator Charlie Kemp and recent Ph.D. graduate, Phil Grice, featured in Georgia Tech Research Horizons. News story, “Seeing through a Robot’s Eyes Helps Those with Profound Motor Impairments”, highlights the team's latest advances with the PR2 mobile manipulator robot in assisting with everyday tasks, like shaving and dressing, for people aging with disability. Read their most recent publication in the open access journal PLOS One.

TechSAge Co-Directors Mitzner, Sanford & Rogers developed the TechSAge Aging and Disability Model to conceptualize the differing needs of individuals who are aging with vs into disability. The research team also developed the TechSAge Technology Intervention Model to provide direction in the development and design of technology interventions for older adults with long-term disabilities. Learn more how these models are "closing the capacity-ability gap" in our featured article published in Innovation in Aging.

Laura is a valued member of the TechSAge Team!

Dr. Laura Rice is an Assistant Professor in Kinesiology and Community Health at UIUC, where her research focuses on disability and health. She's the PI of the D2 TechSAge project that is developing a fall detection and alert system for long-term wheelchairs users. Learn more about Laura

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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