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.

Featured Projects

In the Race for Better Covid-19 Tests, Georgia Tech Expertise Plays a Crucial Role
In the Race for Better Covid-19 Tests, Georgia Tech Expertise Plays a Crucial Role
Georgia Tech faculty at units including the School of Public Policy’s HomeLab, the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN), and the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University — are playing crucial roles in the NIH’s -Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative to speed development, evaluation, and commercialization of new Covid-19 tests for use at home, in doctor’s offices, and in labs.
IPaT Biomedical Engineering Researchers Contribute to National mHealth Covid Study
IPaT Biomedical Engineering Researchers Contribute to National mHealth Covid Study
May Dongmei Wang, professor in the the Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) and Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, is part of a 60-person expert task force that explored how mobile health technologies could be used to address Covid-19 and future pandemics.
LGBTQ+RISE UP graphic
LGBTQ+RISE UP Covid-19 Project Launched
The goal of this Georgia Tech and GSU collaboration project is to use multimedia technology through a longitudinal, diary-based study to empower the LGBTQIA+ community to understand and document how LGBTQIA+ adults demonstrate resilience and coping strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Medicaid Claims Data
Medicaid Claims Data
The Institute for People and Technology, H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE), and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta have provided funding for and access to multiple years of Medicaid data to support a deeper understanding of the challenges and patterns surrounding healthcare access.
MyPath Application
MyPath Application
MyPath is an application that provides breast cancer patients with personalized recommendations during their cancer journey.

Featured Centers, Labs, and Initiatives

Aware Home Research Initiative
Aware Home Research Initiative
The Aware Home Research Initiative (AHRI) at Georgia Institute of Technology is an interdisciplinary research endeavor interested in three main research areas: Health and Well-being, Digital Media and Entertainment, and Sustainability, investigating how new technologies can impact the lives of people at home.
Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA)
Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA)
CATEA, the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, is a multidisciplinary research center devoted to enhancing the lives of people with all levels of ability. Rather than focusing on disability, seeing people as "disabled," we believe that the limitations of current technologies and the design of the built environment account for an individual’s inability to perform activities and participate in society.
Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems (CHHS)
Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems (CHHS)
As an Interdisciplinary Research Center (IRC) at Georgia Tech, the Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems (CHHS) aims to transform health and humanitarian systems through education, outreach and innovative solutions.
Child Study Lab
Child Study Lab
The Child Study Lab studies early social, communication and play behavior in children, including those who are experiencing problems in their development. The lab brings together computer science and psychology to build new tools to measure behavior, with the goal of improving early screening for autism and other developmental delays.
Cognitive Empowerment Program
Cognitive Empowerment Program
Emory University's Brain Health Center and the Georgia Institute of Technology have launched an innovative research and therapy program for people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which is often a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease. The James M. Cox Foundation and Cox Enterprises, Inc. are supporting the new MCI Empowerment Program with a $23.7 million gift.
Health Analytics at Georgia Tech
Health Analytics at Georgia Tech
The Health Analytics group at Georgia Tech conducts research and mentors students in data science methodologies to improve decision making in health care delivery and public health. Approaches are based on rigorous modeling, mathematical standards, and advanced computing techniques and anchored in real problems and questions in the health domain.
HomeLab
HomeLab
Georgia Tech’s HomeLab initiative provides the capability to conduct in-home research that supports the development of innovative technologies that promote health, wellness, and independence for older adults. HomeLab brings together a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers and a community of older adults interested in participating in research.
Interactive Media Technology Center
Interactive Media Technology Center
The Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC) is a research, design, and development center focusing on technology, education, culture, and health. IMTC's mission is to enable ambitious research around campus and amplify the impact of IPaT by: supporting large interdisciplinary projects, performing engineering & project management at scale, participating with academic faculty as research collaborators, bolstering tech transfer, and providing sustainability to ongoing projects.
Mild Cognitive Impairment Program
Mild Cognitive Impairment Program
The Georgia Institute of Technology is joining Emory University’s Brain Health Center in launching an innovative research and therapy program for people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which is often a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease. The James M. Cox Foundation and Cox Enterprises, Inc. are supporting the new MCI Empowerment Program with a $23.7 million gift.
NSF Expeditions in Computational Behavioral Science
NSF Expeditions in Computational Behavioral Science
Expeditions in Computational Behavioral Science develops novel computational methods for measuring and analyzing the behavior of children and adults during face-to-face social interactions. Social behavior plays a key role in the acquisition of social and communicative skills during childhood.
RERC TechSAge
RERC TechSAge
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation (NIDILRR) has awarded the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign a 5-year, $4.6 million grant to conduct research and development projects that support successful aging-in-place for people with long-term disabilities. The grant represents the second phase of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities (RERC TechSAge).

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