Graduate student Madina Khamzina received the Joanne M. and Charles M. Carraway Scholarship at the Kinesiology & Community Health Award Ceremony on April 7. Congratulations on this award, Madina!
Graduate student Megan Bayles earned an honorable mention in the Stretch Robot Pitch Competition sponsored by TechSAge in collaboration with Hello Robot and P&G. Learn more about the competition and Megan’s design. Congratulations, Megan!
Doctoral candidate and HFA Lab member Maurita Harris has been selected as a recipient of a 2021 American Psychological Association (APA) Dissertation Research Award. The award of $5,000 is to be used to help offset dissertation research costs. The title of her dissertation is “Addressing Gaps in Equity through Wearables (AGE-Wear).” Congratulations, Maurita!
Eldrick Surheyao and Kyreon Williams recently joined the Human Factors and Aging Laboratory as part of the Student Aging Researchers in Training (START) program. START takes place over a full academic year and focuses on providing undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds with hands on research experiences, academic enrichment, and community support. Learn more about START. […]
The collaboration between the Human Factors and Aging Laboratory and Hello Robot was recently featured on the College of Applied Health Sciences Blog. Read Dr. Rogers’ history with the creators of Stretch and the ongoing research article.
The McKechnie Family LIFE Home Dedication Ceremony was held October 7th. Dr. Wendy Rogers was interviewed by WAND-TV regarding the McKechnie Family LIFE Home. The College of Applied Health Sciences also published an article about this exciting milestone.
They received an Aging Technical Group Student Best Paper Honorable Mention for their paper Smartphone and Digital Home Assistant Use Among Older Adults: Understanding Adoption and Learning Preferences. They presented at the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society International Annual Meeting earlier this month.
Dr. Lizandra Vergara and Doctoral Student Juliana Tissot have joined the HFA Lab as Visiting Scholars from Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil). While they are here, they will be using the LIFE Home to conduct research on supportive environments for older adults aging in place. Welcome, Lizandra and Juliana!
The Human Factors and Aging Lab joined the Aging and Neurocognition lab at the Champaign-Urbana Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 2nd. Read more information about the walk in Champaign-Urbana and general information about the walk.
Dr. Wendy A. Rogers was named the 2021 King McCristal Distinguished Scholar in the College of Applied Health Sciences. Her lecture, given at the Fall College Meeting, focused on designing robots that support successful aging. Read more about her lecture. Congratulations, Wendy!