The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities (RERC TechSAge) is a collaborative grant center based at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Founded in 2013, TechSAge features multidisciplinary research, development, and training projects that are dedicated to understanding the needs of, and developing supportive technologies for, people aging with long-term disabilities. This center is supported by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).
The mission of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities (RERC TechSAge) is:
- to support and empower people with chronic conditions and long-term impairments to age-in-place
- through increasing knowledge about, availability of, and access to effective design and technologies
- that enable individuals to sustain independence; maintain health; engage safely in basic activities at home and in the community; and fully participate in society.