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!
Author: Megan S Nickrent
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
“Home is where the robot is”
Dr. Wendy A. Rogers and the McKechnie Family LIFE Home were featured on the Illinois homepage. Click here to learn more about how the LIFE Home is used “to define the future of independent living for all ages and abilities.”
The Fall 2022 TechSAge Newsletter is now available. Please click here the view the PDF of the newsletter.
CHAD Annual Report
The Center on Health, Aging, and Disability Annual Report is now available. Please click here to read about the highlights from 2021-2022.
Michael is a senior studying Kinesiology. He joined the HFA Lab in Fall of 2022. After graduation, Michael plans on continuing his education with a Masters in Prosthetics and Orthotics.
Michael’s research interests include exercise as medicine, health technology interventions,
Erika is a freshman pursuing her degree in Kinesiology. She joined the HFA Lab in Fall of 2022. After graduation, she plans to pursue a Master’s in Kinesiology.
Erika’s research interests include health behavior change interventions, personal development through physical
Saathveek is a freshman studying Computer Engineering. He joined the HFA Lab in Fall of 2022. After graduation, he plans to attend graduate school.
Saathveek’s research interests include human robot interaction and how to efficiently utilize technology to help improve
Yi recently graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering focusing on Human Factors & Ergonomics with a minor in Art and Design. She joined the HFA Lab in the Fall of 2022. She plans to attend a UX or HCI
CREATE Center Receives $14.7 Million Grant
Dr. Wendy Rogers is the principal investigator for the Illinois site of the multi-institutional, interdisciplinary Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE). CREATE was recently awarded a 5 year $14.7 million grant from the National Institute