The IPaT healthcare initiative brings together the expertise of accomplished and practicing academics, clinicians, and scholars. This multi-institutional initiative works to transform healthcare delivery systems by creating proactive and easily accessible health and wellness technologies. Specific projects cultivate new breakthroughs in health information technology, patient data security, healthcare delivery, and patient engagement.
Projects cultivate new approaches in health informatics, patient engagement, clinical processes, and increased medical knowledge.
Empowering personal health. Georgia Tech is inventing new human-centered monitoring technologies that empower consumers to make decisions about healthcare and lifestyle based on their unique behaviors, health risks, and clinical status. These devices and applications create a fully detailed and robust description of health challenges in daily living.
“Test driving” new systems. Georgia Tech is creating powerful simulation tools to guide the design of healthcare systems, where managers and policy makers can test new care processes and management systems to predict and improve the likely results before actual implementation.
Developing in-home robotic care. Robots can facilitate independence for elderly and disabled patients in their homes through continuous, tailored care. Georgia Tech combines novel robotic design with innovations in human-robot interaction, allowing robotic assistants to deliver immediate care via cloud-based health monitoring.
“Sensing” changes in behavioral patterns. Even the most subtle behavioral changes can reveal health concerns in children with autism and elderly patients with chronic disease. Behavior imaging uses sensor-based observation and detailed analysis to provide an individualized model that answers the question “Is the current behavior normal for this individual?”
Transforming health informatics. Georgia Tech has assembled the I3L health IT living laboratory to research and facilitate the creation of more interoperable, integrated, and innovative applications that simply and securely mesh with the complex mix of data representations, structures, and standards used in the health information delivery system.
Building “smart” care spaces. Georgia Tech has created the SimTigrate lab to explore how healthcare spaces, health IT, and medical devices can work together seamlessly to support optimal care processes.