TechSAge CV

For a complete list of TechSAge publications, presentations and achievements, check out the TechSAge CV.


Many TechSAge publications are available online through repositories below:

NARIC (National Rehabilitation Information Center) - Library of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

SMARTech (Georgia Tech)

Additional publications available upon request to the TechSAge Project Coordinator


  • Amazon Echo User Guides

    • Basic Uses - This user guide provides a useful and easy-to-use tool to help you learn how to use your Amazon Echo device to its full potential. It features relevant resources and information that can help you learn common voice commands, customize settings, and resolve potential problems.

    • Setting Up - This user guide provides step-by-step, visual instructions to help you successfully set up your Amazon Echo device so it can be properly used to perform the actions or tasks that you want to do. Learn about the various Amazon Echo products, how to set up your Alexa account, and more, so you can gain the most benefits from these smart and connected technologies.

  • Workbook for Inclusive, Human-Centered Design. (Phillips, C., Jones, B., & Persaud, L.). Workshop conducted at the 2020 Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Conference: January 2020.

  • TechSAge Minimum Battery: Overview of measures (TechSAge-TR-1601; Gonzalez, Mitzner, Sanford, & Rogers, 2016).

  • Innovative Design Creation Process Workbook: Designing Solutions to Improve the Lives of Older Adults. (Phillips, C., Jones, B., & Persaud, L.) Workshop conducted at the 2015 Leading Age Georgia Technology & Aging Summit: November 12, 2015.


  • ATU451 – Smart Home Technology with Ben Jacobs - In the latest TechSAge podcast episode of Assistive Technology (AT) Update, produced by Easter Seals Crossroads, Ben Jacobs discusses smart home technologies and how they can be incorporated into a home in order to support aging-in-place. *Since the recording of this podcast, Ben has moved on from his position at Georgia Tech and now owns his own business, RebelTech Consulting, where he offers his expertise in accessible technology and provides consulting, training, customization and installation of smart home technology. To contact Ben directly please email him at

  • ATU438 – Universal Design and Aging with Liz Persaud and Carolyn Phillips - As part 2 of our podcast series with Easter Seals Assistive Technology Update, Liz and Carolyn talk principles of Universal Design, from home renovations to the importance of voice & touch controls on the Amazon Echo show.

  • ATU430 – TechSAge with Liz Persaud and Carolyn Phillips -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 with Easter Seals Assistive Technology Update.