Welcome to RERC TechSAge

Welcome to RERC TechSAge

  • TECHSAGE 2
    Georgia Tech and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign awarded 5 year, $4.6 million grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation (NIDILRR) for the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities. The grant represents the second phase of RERC TechSAge, with continued collaboration from co-directors Jon Sanford and Tracy Mitzner at Georgia Tech, and Wendy Rogers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Read the full story here in link below. Picture: TechSAge team members at Georgia Tech and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign gather for team photos at their respective sites.
  • STAND - 2018 TECHSAGE DESIGN COMPETITION WINNER
    The TechSAge Design Competition chose Judy Kong from the California College of the Arts as the winner with her entry named "Stand." Stand is a cane with a compressible mechanism designed to assist older adults in sitting and standing. Learn more about the design, and the inspiration behind it, in the news story link below.
  • 2018 INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR GERONTECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
    Members of the TechSAge team convened in St. Petersburg, Florida for the 2018 International Society for Gerontechnology conference. The TechSAge symposium, "Technology Design for Aging with Disability", highlighted new advances with research, development & training projects. Presenters pictured here (left to right): Laura Levy, Wendy Rogers, Maurita Harris, Jon Sanford, and Charles Consel (Discussant).
  • MS ASSISTANT
    MS Assistant is a health and wellness self-management app that assists individuals aging with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). This evidence-based app helps users track their symptoms and share health data with providers. In addition, users can connect with other people who have MS, play games to improve cognition and balance, and stay informed with relevant educational resources. MS Assistant was developed by Ljilja Ruzic Kascak, a PhD student in Industrial Design, who was awarded a mobile application seed grant from TechSAge.
  • ROBOTIC ASSISTANCE FOR EVERYDAY TASKS
    Collaborating with Henry Evans, a stroke survivor with quadriplegia, researchers on the Mobile Manipulator Robot project continue to expand capabilities of the PR2 robot to assist with everyday tasks, like shaving. The team has also developed and installed a robotic bed in his home designed to assist with body positioning.

Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities (RERC TechSAge)

Mission Statement:

  • to support and empower people with chronic conditions and long-term impairments to age-in-place
  • through increasing knowledge about, availability of, and access to effective design and technologies
  • that enable individuals to sustain independence; maintain health; engage safely in basic activities at home and in the community; and fully participate in society.

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TechSAge research is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90RE5016-01-00). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).