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.

Featured Article:

Many situations, such as injuries or long-term disabilities, can result in people requiring physical assistance while in bed. This PLOS One article highlights a novel system for robotic bedside assistance developed by Charlie Kemp and the Healthcare Robotics Lab. The system consists of a robotic bed and a mobile manipulator (i.e., a wheeled robot with arms) that work together to promote user autonomy.

Maurita Harris

Team Spotlight:

Maurita Harris is a graduate student in the Department of Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a graduate research assistant in the Human Factors and Aging Lab works on research for the TechSAge ACCESS Study. Learn more about Maurita.

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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