Become a Research Participant

Current studies open to participants:

Detection System to Monitor and Manage Falls among Wheelchair Users: Research participants needed! Seeking wheelchair and scooter users (ages 60+). Participants must use a wheelchair (power or manual) or scooter for at least 75% of their mobility and have used the device for at least 1 year. Must also have a history of falls (at least 1/year). For full details , see study flyer (link https://s2.techsage.gatech.edu/file/d2find-wheelsphase2recruitmentflyer)

We conduct a variety of research studies that focus on understanding the needs of, and developing supportive technologies for, older adults with a range of abilities and disabilities. We maintain a registry of names of people who are interested in being contacted about research studies. Opportunities include: surveys, focus groups, interviews, and technology evaluations. Depending on the study, you may be able to participate on the phone, online, on campus, at your home, or in other locations. Compensation varies by study. 

Interested in joining?  We need to ask a you a few questions about yourself to see which studies you might be eligible for and match your interests with our researchers. Question topics include: contact information, demographics, technology use, health, and sensory and mobility capabilities. This information is for screening purposes only and will not be shared with anyone outside of our research team.  

You can complete the brief survey (5-10 minutes) online here: TechSAge Participant Registry Survey 

female wheelchair user signs form on clipboard for researcher  Participant sits with researcher at table to sign consent form

For more information, contact the Registry Coordinator: Brian Pastor (217-244-2866) pastor2@illinois.edu 

This Registry is maintained by TechSAge and has been approved by the Institution Review Boards at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IRB# 20662) and Georgia Institute of Technology (IRB# H20190).