Are you interested in helping advance technology use and accessibility for older adults? Please see below for studies currently recruiting participants, or reach out to Megan Nickrent at email@example.com. If you would like to be added to the participant registy, please click here.
Older Adult (60+) Digital Home Assistant Learning Study
We are seeking research participants for a study to understand how older adults learn to use digital home assistant devices (e.g., Amazon Echo, Google Nest). Participants will be paid $30 and must be 60 or older, fluent in English, own and use a digital home assistant, and be able to join an online meeting. For more info, please contact Kenny Blocker at firstname.lastname@example.org or (217) 300-5445.
Social Engagement for Care Partners of Persons with Dementia Research Study
We are seeking adults 60 years and older who care for a family member/friend with dementia for a focus group research study. We are examining facilitators and barriers for social engagement, via video-technology platform. Participants will be compensated. For more information, contact (217) 300-5445 or Caregiver-Engage@illinois.edu
Social Engagement Research Study
We are seeking individuals aged 65 and over are needed for a research study to test and help develop a video chat technology called OneClick. Participants will engage in fun, social events with other people through a video chat platform. You will be compensated for participation. For more info, please contact us at KCH-HFA-OneClick@illinois.edu or (217) 265-0089.
Everyday Needs Assessment for Cognitive Tasks (ENACT)
Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are exploring challenges encountered in daily activities by adults aged 60+. If you or someone you know is experiencing recent changes in thinking, memory, or concentration or has persistent cognitive difficulties due to stroke, traumatic brain injury, or mild cognitive impairment, we would like to learn from these experiences to develop solutions. Participants must be over 60 and cannot have a history of significant psychological illness or a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other dementia. To learn more, please contact us at: 217-265-0885 or KCH-HFA-ENACT@illinois.edu.
Understanding Attitudes and Opinions Towards a Health Technology
We are seeking research participants for a study about the use of a health technology to support the self-monitoring of African American adults’ health to manage their chronic conditions. Participants must be 50-80 years old, identify as African American, speak English, can use Zoom, and be diagnosed with a chronic condition. For more info, please contact Maurita Harris @ email@example.com.
Online Robot Survey
We are seeking participants for a study about in-home assistive robots. Participants will be asked to review videos that demonstrate robots performing activities and answer brief survey questions. Participants must be 65-85 years old and reside in Illinois. For more info, please contact Megan Bayles at firstname.lastname@example.org. If interested, please click the link below: https://j.mp/2NyOSfT.