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 […]

Hye Soo Lee

leehye@illinois.edu Doctor of Philosophy: Human Development and Family Studies, Oregon State University, 2022. Master’s Degree: Child Development and Family Studies, Seoul National University, South Korea, 2014. Bachelor’s Degree: Consumer and Child Studies, Seoul National University, South Korea, 2008. Dr. Lee is a postdoctoral research associate in the Human Factors & Aging Laboratory at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. […]

Emma Lachs

Bachelor’s Degree:Community Health, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2022 Emma Lachs is a Research Assistant for the Human Factors and Aging Laboratory. She is interested in personalized interventions for children with developmental disabilities (e.g., Autism) and children who are neurotypical as well as personalized interventions for adolescents with mental illnesses. She is most interested in how […]

Kang Sun

Doctor of Philosophy: Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University, 2012 Master’s Degree: Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020MBA, Greenville University, 2018Technical Communication, Bowling Green State University, 2005 Bachelor’s Degree: English Literature, Xi’an International Studies University, 1998 Kang Sun is a doctoral student in Social Work. His research interests include examining the effects of diagnoses on health […]

Tooba Umar

tumar2@illinois.edu Bachelor’s Degree: MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) Tooba is a Master of Health Administration student in College of Applied Health Sciences with interests in human factors in aging.  Research Interests   Human factor  Aging Concerns, Challenges, and everyday Solution Strategies (ACCESS)  Everyday Needs Assessment for Cognitive Tasks (ENACT) 

Samuel A. Olatunji

olatunji@illinois.edu Doctor of Philosophy: Industrial Engineering (Intelligent Systems), Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel, 2021 Master’s Degree: Electrical and Electronic Engineering. University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria, 2014 Bachelor’s Degree: Electrical Engineering. University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria, 2010 Dr. Olatunji is a postdoctoral research associate in the Human Factors & Aging Laboratory at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He […]

Carson Smith

cwsmith4@illinois.edu Bachelor’s Degree: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2022 Carson is a student in the Health Technology master’s program. He has worked in the Human Factors and Aging Lab since starting his undergraduate degree in 2019. Carson hopes to pursue a career in health technology development for older adults after earning his Masters […]