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Congratulations to Kenny Blocker

Kenny receives the Arnold Small Award

October 11, 2017

Kenneth Blocker was awarded the Arnold Small Award at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Aging TG business meeting. His Human Factors and Ergonomics Society sumbission, "Understanding the Medicatoin Adherence Strategies of Older Adults with Hypertension," was rated very positively across three reviewers as well as the final review performed by the program chair. Congratulations to Kenny for winning the best paper award from the Aging TG!

Rogers and McGlynn Welcomed at IBM Aging-in-Place Lab

A picture of Rogers and McGlynn at the IBM Aging-in-Place Lab.

October 10, 2017

Wendy Rogers and Sean McGlynn were welcomed at the IBM Aging-in-Place lab in Austin, TX Tuesday morning. They met with Susann Keohane who is Global Research Leader, Strategic Initiative on Aging.

Congratulations to Dr. Lyndsie Koon

September 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Lyndsie Koon! She is the Co-Principal Investigator on a Pilot Grant Project from the Collaborations in Health, Aging, Research, and Technology (CHART), with Dr. RS Sreenivas in the Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering Department. The title of their grant is Examining the Facilitators and Barriers to Using Digital Home Assistants for Older Adults.

Rachel Stuck Presents at PETRA

A picture of Rachel presenting

June 23, 2017

Rachel Stuck presented "Understanding Older Adults' Perceptions of Factors that Support Trust in Human and Robot Care Providers" at the Assistive Robots: Technological Challenges and the User Perspective Workshop at the 10th International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments on June 23rd, 2017 in Rhodes, Greece. The conference program can be found here.

Ranjani Sundaresan Receives Undergraduate Research Award

A picture of Ranjani

June 2017

Ranjani Sundaresan received a President's Undergraduate Research Award which will support her future research on Spatial Presence in Virtual Reality during the Fall 2017 semester. Ranjani is a second year undergraduate Psychology major at Georgia Tech. This research will be done in collaboration with Sean McGlynn on his dissertation project.

Sean McGlynn Receives Travel Awards

Sean McGlynn

June 2017

Sean McGlynn recently received a 2017 American Psychological Association (APA) Student Travel Award for his submission on Spatial Presence in Virtual Reality. He was also selected to receive the Ungerleider/Zimbardo Travel Scholarship, which was awarded by the American Psychological Foundation to the top seven submissions. Sean will be presenting this research at the 2017 APA Conference in Washington, DC.

TechSAge selected as a finalist for the Atlanta Ground Breaker Awards

phone app showing a street map

September 8, 2016
by Wing Lam Chong

TechSAge has been selected as a finalist for the 2016 Atlanta Ground Breaker Awards. The center focuses on devices and designs that aim at helping people who age with different capabilities and limitations. Click here to learn more about featured projects in Atlanta Magazine. Congratulations!

Tracy Mitzner featured

Tracy Mitzner

August 18, 2016
by Wing Lam Chong

Tracy Mitzner has been featured in an article on TechRepublic! She discusses tips for technology companies and older job hunters.

Kenneth Blocker receives the Best Paper Award

Kenneth Blocker

August 18, 2016
by Wing Lam Chong

Kenneth Blocker and his colleagues’ paper “The Gamification of Cognitive Training: Older Adults’ Perceptions of and Attitudes toward Digital Game-Based Interventions” has been selected to receive the Best Paper Award of the 2nd International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Congratulations!