Lifelong Health and Well-Being

Lifelong Health and Well-Being

From pediatrics to aging, IPaT's continuum of healthcare research is working to promote and enable vibrant and lifelong physical and mental health. Accomplished scholars and clinicians work together to transform healthcare delivery systems by creating novel and easily accessible health and wellness technologies. IPaT has led breakthroughs in health information technology, approaches for increasing patient engagement and treatment adherence, clinical process improvements, and new healthcare delivery knowledge.


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BrainBraille: Towards 100bpm+ Typing with a Haemodynamic Response-based Brain-Computer Interface
BrainBraille: Towards 100bpm+ Typing with a Haemodynamic Response-based Brain-Computer Interface
Most high-speed non-invasive BCI typing systems require intense visual attention and feedback. BrainBraille investigates a more open-loop approach similar to touch typing. BrainBraille enables communication at 20 characters per minute (cpm) by...

Artificial Intelligence (AI) through Symbiosis
Artificial Intelligence (AI) through Symbiosis
We're using a revolutionary new approach to optimizing the process of order picking. Contrary to traditional methods, we want to use smart head-worn displays (HWDs) to enable our users to detect and correct errors during order picking in real-time,...

A Social Media Study on Mental Health Status Transitions Surrounding Psychiatric Hospitalizations
A Social Media Study on Mental Health Status Transitions Surrounding Psychiatric Hospitalizations
Improving the well-being of people with mental illness requires not only clinical treatment but also social support. This research examines how major life transitions around mental illnesses are exhibited on social media and how social and clinical...

Environments that Support Speech Perception
Encouraging Speech Perception in Individuals with MCI through Improved Sound Environments
Our goal is to improve the speech perception of individuals with mild cognitive impairment in a therapeutic facility through the design of the sound environment. Discerning speech is complex task that is an interplay between the receiver's cognitive...

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Convergence Innovation Competition
The Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC) is a unique competition open to all Georgia Tech students and is run in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Each year the categories in the CIC are defined by our Industry partners who provide mentorship...

Air Quality Data
Designing a Contextualized Educational Tool for Multi-Pollutant Air Quality Data
Most public sources reporting air quality data either present the value without sufficient supports for deeper exploration of multiple pollutants or are robust data repositories that are too technical to be accessible to non-scientific audiences....

SHAKTI: A Storytelling Collective of Professional Practices in Digital Accessibility
SHAKTI: A Storytelling Collective of Professional Practices in Digital Accessibility
This project aims to provide resources for someone interested in a career in accessibility and inclusive design. Using storytelling, it aims to show people the varied paths that others have taken to achieve their goals, tools they have used, lessons...

In-Home Technology to Understand Mild Cognitive Impairment
In-Home Technology to Understand Mild Cognitive Impairment
As part of the Cognitive Empowerment Program, our team in the Everyday Computing Lab uses in-home technology to learn more about Mild Cognitive Impairment and how it affects adults.

Patient Perspectives on Using Social Media during Consultations
Patient Perspectives on Using Social Media during Consultations
Previous studies have revealed that mental health patients share their social media with their clinicians during consultations. They explain what they posted or what they saw on social media or show the content using their smartphones. However, why...

Psychosocial Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic
Social Media Reveals Psychosocial Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Psychosocial Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic

These Gloves Hack Your Brain
Passive Haptic Rehabilitation: Improve Sensation and Dexterity after Traumatic Injury Using Wearables
Our Passive Haptic Learning gloves teach the "muscle memory" of how to play piano melodies without the learner's active attention. These gloves can also help wearers recover sensation in their hands after a traumatic event, such as a partial spinal...

Crowd-Sourced Tools to Help Employees with Disabilities Make Accommodation Decisions
Crowd-Sourced Tools to Help Employees with Disabilities Make Accommodation Decisions
Georgia Tech is developing two online tools to help employees with disabilities and their employers figure out what types of accommodations (e.g., assistive technologies, strategies, universal features) might help them perform their jobs. Work...

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Helping children with dyslexia read faster using Augmented Reality
Augmenta11y is an Augmented Reality (AR) app that helps people with learning disabilities like dyslexia easily read textual material in the real world using their smartphones and tablets. By giving users customizable font styles, background colors,...

Medication Management
Medication Management for Older Adults with MCI Using Conversational Assistants
We aim to understand how conversational agents such as the Google Home can be used to help members with Mild Cognitive Impairment and their care partners in adhering to their medication routines with the help of scheduling features of the Google...

Conversational Agents
Using Google Home to Empower Older Adults with MCI and their Caregivers
In this research, we explore how conversational agents, specifically the Google Home Hub, can empower dyads comprised of older adults with MCI and their care partners.

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Ambient Alerting
No matter what age we are, we have likely forgotten to turn off the stove or oven, iron, heater or even water. Forgetfulness can lead to serious events that may result in costly damage to the home or even injury or death. Older adults are more prone...

RERC TechSage: SmartBathroom
RERC TechSage: SmartBathroom
The needs and abilities of people who are aging with progressive chronic conditions, such as MS, Parkinson's, ALS and Arthritis fluctuate from day to day. Yet, even when they have supportive AT, such as grab bars, to compensate for functional...

Real-time Captioning
Captioning on Glass: captioning eyeglasses for the deaf and hard of hearing
Captioning on Glass is an on-going project creating captioning eyeglasses with a companion Android phone app to assist the hard-of-hearing in everyday conversations. We are also working on another version of this app, "Translation on Glass", which...

Gait Speed Measurement for the Clinical Workflow
RERC TechSage: A Mobile Application to Measure Gait Speed
Multiple studies have shown a consistently strong association between gait speed of frail older adults and negative functional (e.g., survival) and activity outcomes. However, health care professionals have been slow to measure this physiologic...

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Elementary Student Adjustment Tracker
A platform that allows teachers, counselors and parents to follow student's adjustment behaviors.

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An Accessible Tool for Exploring Coal Pollution Data
This project, the winner of the 2020 EmPOWER Air Data Challenge from the US EPA creates an online tool for exploring relationships between coal power plant emissions, wind currents, and local health impacts. 

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ChoreKit: a mobile app helps manage all aspects of a household efficiently and delightfully
The problem: There’s an uneven distribution of time and effort every family member devotes in doing chores. Usually there’s one person, usually women, in each household that naturally take on more responsibility in managing the household, even...

Co-creating value in local food networks through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Co-creating value in local food networks through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
In Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), members of a local community invest upfront in local farms before a harvesting season in return for "shares" of weekly produce. This promotes agricultural & economic prosperity for the farmers & a...

Community-based Support Network Platform for Young Female Athletes
Community-based Support Network Platform for Young Female Athletes
We designed and evaluated a mobile user interface of a community-based support network platform for young female athletes.

Digital Technologies to Support COVID-19 Response on Campus: A Case Study in the Use of WiFi
Digital Technologies to Support COVID-19 Response on Campus: A Case Study in the Use of WiFi
The Covid-19 pandemic has certainly caused a lot of disruption in how universities operate. Proactive campuses use a combination of testing, tracing, and encouraging safe practices to contain infectious spread while still maintaining some semblance...

Facilitating Self-Expression and Social Engagement in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment
Facilitating Self-Expression and Social Engagement in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment
PostArt is a simple, easy-to-use tool for older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment to create digital postcards for family and friends. In addition to creating, they can share and view postcards created by other members. The goal of PostArt is to...

Mapping the Landscape of COVID-19 Crisis Visualizations
Mapping the Landscape of COVID-19 Crisis Visualizations
In response to COVID-19, a vast number of visualizations have been created to communicate information to the public. Information exposure in a public health crisis can impact people's attitudes towards and responses to the crisis and risks, and...

Project Aether: A tool to support communication between brain tumor patients and healthcare providers
Project Aether: A tool to support communication between brain tumor patients and healthcare providers
Project Aether focuses on bridging the knowledge gap brain tumor and peak anxiety brain tumor patients experience after their initial diagnosis. As a tablet application, it comprises a patient workspace for consolidating information relating to...

Social Sensing to Support PTSD Therapy
Social Sensing to Support PTSD Therapy
The Social Sensing study is studying the inclusion of social support in therapy for Veterans with PTSD as a part of the larger Prolonged Exposure Collective Sensing System study led by Dr. Rosa Arriaga from Georgia Tech's College of Computing and...

Tangible and Auditory Periodic Table for Visually Impaired Students
Tangible and Auditory Periodic Table for Visually Impaired Students
This project is focused on designing a tangible and auditory periodic table educational tool for visually impaired and sighted students.

Technological Approaches to Maternal Mental Health Promotion Amidst COVID-19
Technological Approaches to Maternal Mental Health Promotion Amidst COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic causes models of healthcare to rapidly shift and as it introduces widespread economic and social stressors, there is a vital need for innovations that help expecting women and new mothers manage their mental health. We take...