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 […]

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!

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 […]

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 on Aging to study emerging technologies for older adults. To read more, please click here.

Carson Smith featured in AHS News

HFA Lab member Carson Smith was recently featured by the College of Applied Health Sciences News & Features. Carson joined the lab as a freshman in 2019, and we are thrilled to have him return this fall as a graduate student. To read the feature about Carson, please click here.

Megan Bayles Receives Fellowship

PhD Candidate Megan Bayles has been chosen as the recipient of the 2022-2023 Chittenden Fellowship. This is a prestigious fellowship at Illinois meant to support a graduate student who has a research agenda focused on the intersection of health, wellness, and engineering. Congratulations, Megan!