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MS ASSISTANTMS 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.
2018 TECHSAGE DESIGN COMPETITIONThe TechSAge Design Competition seeks to inspire talented college students from around the world to develop innovative technology-enabled design solutions for the aging population. Students are encouraged to partner with an older adult to develop a creative solution that responds to their user needs and everyday challenges.
ROBOTIC ASSISTANCE FOR EVERYDAY TASKSCollaborating 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.
TECHSAGE AT THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GERONTOLOGY & GERIATRICS CONFERENCE (IAGG 2017)TechSAge investigators meet in San Francisco for the International Association of Gerontology & Geriatrics Conference (IAGG 2017). The TechSAge symposium,"Design of Technologies to Support Successful Aging with Disability", highlights new advances with research, development & training projects.
MOBILE APPICATIONS TO SUPPORT AGING WITH DISABILITYDevelopment projects represent a range of cutting-edge technologies, including several mobile applications. Pictured here: screenshots of the ALIGN route planning app show how the user can create pedestrian routes that best suit their needs based on desired environmental characteristics.
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technologies to Support Successful Aging with Disability (RERC TechSAge)
- to support people with chronic conditions and long-term impairments who are at risk of disability or increased disability due to comorbid age-related losses;
- by empowering these individuals to sustain independence; maintain health; engage safely in basic activities at home and in the community; and fully participate in society;
- through increasing knowledge about, availability of, and access to effective, universally-designed technologies.
TechSAge Welcome Message in American Sign Language (ASL)
TechSAge investigator, Jenny Singleton, provides an introduction to TechSAge in American Sign Language.
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).