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Assistive Glove Wins TechSAge Design CompetitionThe TechSAge Design Competition, created to guide students in developing technologies to empower healthy aging for all, selected an assistive glove as the top winner. "Releaf” is an assistive-wearable glove designed to promote active gardening among seniors by increasing grip strength and reducing hand fatigue.
TECHSAGE AT THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GERONTOLOGY & GERIATRICS CONFERENCE (IAGG 2017)TechSAge investigators meet in San Francisco for the International Association of Gerontology & Geriatrics Conference (IAGG 2017). The TechSAge symposium,"Design of Technologies to Support Successful Aging with Disability", highlights new advances with research, development & training projects.
TECHSAGE STATE OF THE SCIENCEThe TechSAge Project Directors and Project Coordinator welcomed a packed house for this two-day conference, highlighting the latest research advances and priorities in development, design, and deployment of technologies for aging with disability. Event featured a lineup of guest speakers and panelists, who are leading researchers and professionals in this space, as well as open house presentations from the RERC and various aging & disability projects at Georgia Tech. Pictured here (Right to Left): Wendy Rogers, Jon Sanford, Elena Gonzalez, & Tracy Mitzner.
ROBOTIC ASSISTANCE FOR EVERYDAY TASKSCollaborating with Henry Evans, a stroke survivor with quadriplegia, researchers on the Mobile Manipulator Robot project continue to expand capabilities of the PR2 robot to assist with everyday tasks, like shaving. The team has also developed and installed a robotic bed in his home designed to assist with body positioning.
MOBILE APPICATIONS TO SUPPORT AGING WITH DISABILITYDevelopment projects represent a range of cutting-edge technologies, including several mobile applications. Pictured here: screenshots of the ALIGN route planning app show how the user can create pedestrian routes that best suit their needs based on desired environmental characteristics.
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technologies to Support Successful Aging with Disability (RERC TechSAge)
- to support people with chronic conditions and long-term impairments who are at risk of disability or increased disability due to comorbid age-related losses;
- by empowering these individuals to sustain independence; maintain health; engage safely in basic activities at home and in the community; and fully participate in society;
- through increasing knowledge about, availability of, and access to effective, universally-designed technologies.
TechSAge Welcome Message in American Sign Language (ASL)
TechSAge investigator, Jenny Singleton, provides an introduction to TechSAge in American Sign Language.
TechSAge research is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90RE5016-01-00). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).