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

An interdisciplinary collaboration between Georgia Tech and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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In the News:

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.

Featured Article:

TechSAge researchers (Singleton, Remillard, Mitzner and Rogers) explored technology use among older Deaf adults with regard to attitudes, adoption style, and frequency of use for a wide range of technologies, from assistive technologies (AT) to everyday, mainstream technologies. Findings suggest older Deaf adults are regular users of technology and feel comfortable with a variety of devices. However, researchers also identified a number of technologies that are not being used by this population. Read the article Everyday technology use among older deaf adults featured in Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology.

Team Spotlight:

Brian Pastor serves as the Site Coordinator for TechSAge at the University of Illinois where he is the Program Coordinator for CHART: Collaborations in Health, Aging, Research, and Technology and the Research Laboratory Coordinator for the Human Factors & Aging Laboratory. Learn more about Brian.

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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