• 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • “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 […]
  • TechSAge News
    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.
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Carson Smith Receives Award
    Undergraduate Research Assistant Carson Smith received an award for Outstanding Presentation for his spoken presentation, titled Development and Iteration of Medication Adherence: Applications for Older Adults, at the 2022 Undergraduate […]
  • Lab Members Present at Research Symposium
    Nine undergraduate students from the HFA Lab presented at the 2022 Undergraduate Research Symposium. Carson Smith delivered a spoken presentation, while Faith Burnham, Maya Dye, Husna Hussaini, Shaunik Kapoor, Emma […]
  • Congratulations, Madina!
    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!
  • Congratulations, Megan!
    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 […]
  • Congratulations, Maurita!
    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 […]
  • START Students Join the HFA Lab
    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 […]
  • Hello Robot Collaboration featured in AHS News
    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 […]
  • McKechnie Family LIFE Home Dedication Ceremony
    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 […]
  • Congratulations, Maurita and Kenny!
    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 […]
  • Welcome to our Visiting Scholars!
    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 […]
  • 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s
    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 […]
  • Wendy Rogers Named 2021 King McCristal Distinguished Scholar
    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 […]
  • Optimizing Tech for Older Adults
    The American Psychological Association Digital Monitor recently released a piece entitled Optimizing tech for older adults. The piece discusses work completed in the HFA Lab and with our collaborators. Read […]
  • Hello Robot Collaboration
    The Human Factors and Aging Laboratory is currently collaborating with Hello Robot to perform research and development with Hello Robot’s Stretch RE1 robot. Read a brief piece about ongoing research […]
  • Congratulations to Brian!
    Brian Pastor, who has been a member of the HFA Lab since 2018, will be taking the role of the Adult Protective Services Program Administrator for the State of Illinois […]
  • HFA Lab Welcomes new Community Academic Scholar
    The HFA Lab is pleased to welcome our second Community Academic Scholar program student, Husna Hussaini. Husna will continue working on the collaboration between CRIS Healthy Aging Center and the […]
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