Improving Quality of Life for Adults of All Ages
The Human Factors and Aging Laboratory focuses on understanding the fundamentals of human behavior in the context of technology interactions. Our research engages older adults in projects related to healthcare technologies; design for aging; technology acceptance; aging-in-place; technology training; human-robot interaction; and aging with perceptual, motor, or cognitive disabilities.
- Hello Robot Partnership Featured in News Gazette, on WCIA, and in AHS News
The collaborative efforts between the Human Factors and Aging Laboratory and Hello Robot were recently featured on several media outlets.
The News Gazette posted the following article detailing how Stretch could help older adults: Stretch your imagination: UI researchers looking into how robot can help older adults.
WCIA featured Stretch in a short segment of the nightly news: U of I researchers build robots to help elderly.
The College of Applied Health Sciences created this article further detailing the research project: Stretching Their Reach: Robotic Support Older Individuals.
- Congratulations, Graduates!
Congratulations to Drs. Kenneth Blocker, Maurita Harris, Qiong (Tina) Nie, and Madina Khamzina who all earned their PhDs this year. We cannot wait to see where you will go from here and will miss having you in the lab!
- Congratulations, George!
Postdoctoral research associate George Mois was awarded a $10,000 trainee pilot grant for his project “Leveraging Presence through Virtual Reality to Support Social Connectivity.” The award is part of the the Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE), funded by the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Aging). Congratulations, George!
- The National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Aging)
- The Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE) [P01 AG17211]
- Enhancing Quality of Life for Older Adults with and without MCI through Social Engagement over Video Technology [R44 AG059450]
- The National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Nursing Research)
- Improving Hypertension Medication Adherence for Older Adults [R01NR018469]
- The Administration for Community Living, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers