Recent Submissions

  • Older Adults’ Perceptions of Supporting Factors of Trust in a Robot Care Provider 

    Stuck, Rachel E.; Rogers, Wendy A. (Hindawi, 2018)
    The older adult population is increasing worldwide, leading to an increased need for care providers. An insufficient number of professional caregivers will lead to a demand for robot care providers to mitigate this need. ...
  • Analysis Of The Effect Of A Rear Wall Grab Bar Configuration On The Fall Risk Associated With Toilet Transfers In Older Adults With Mobility Impairment 

    Sanath, Achyuthkumar A.; Mahajan, Harshal P.; Gonzalez, Elena; Sanford, Jon A.; Fain, W. Brad (RESNA/NCART, 2016)
    Twenty-three older adults were recruited for a two-hour in-home study. As a part of the process, the researchers asked questions regarding their process for toilet transfer, asked to provide ratings about toilet transfer ...
  • Closing the Capacity-Ability Gap: Using Technology to Support Aging With Disability 

    Mitzner, Tracy L.; Sanford, Jon A.; Rogers, Wendy A. (Gerontological Society of America, 2018)
    There is a critical need to develop supports for older adults who have a wide range of abilities, including those aging with long-term impairments. Without appropriate support, many individuals will be functioning below ...
  • SmartBathroom: Developing a smart environment to study bathroom transfers 

    Jones, Brian D.; Pandey, Shiva; Presti, Peter; Taylor, Russell; Natarajan, Prasanna; Mahajan, Shambhavi; Mahajan, Harshal P.; Sanford, Jon A. (RESNA, 2017)
    Individuals’ functional abilities change over time; they increase and then decrease over the lifespan, and in some they may fluctuate over the course of a day. While these fluctuations may not impact one’s ability to ...
  • 3D Human Pose Estimation on a Configurable Bed from a Pressure Image 

    Clever, Henry M.; Kapusta, Ariel; Park, Daehyung; Erickson, Zackory; Chitalia, Yash; Kemp, Charles C. (2018)
    Robots have the potential to assist people in bed, such as in healthcare settings, yet bedding materials like sheets and blankets can make observation of the human body difficult for robots. A pressure-sensing mat on a ...
  • A Model that Predicts the Material Recognition Performance of Thermal Tactile Sensing 

    Bhattacharjee, Tapomayukh; Bai, Haoping; Chen, Haofeng; Kemp, Charles C. (2016)
    Tactile sensing can enable a robot to infer properties of its surroundings, such as the material of an object. Heat transfer based sensing can be used for material recognition due to differences in the thermal properties ...
  • Understanding older adults’ perceptions of and attitudes towards exergames 

    Barg-Walkow, Laura H.; Harrington, Christina N.; Mitzner, Tracy L.; Hartley, Jordan Q.; Rogers, Wendy A. (International Society for Gerontechnology, 2017)
    Purpose Maintaining physical activity is a key component of successful aging and has benefits for both physical and cognitive functioning in the older adult population. One promising method for engaging in physical activity ...
  • Utility of a Mobile Route Planning App for People Aging with Disability 

    Sanford, Jon A.; Melgen, Sarah; Guhathakurta, Subhrajit; Zhang, Ge (IARIA, 2018)
    Mobility is a key contributor to an individual’s community living and participation. As a result, outdoor environmental barriers, such as uneven sidewalks and no curb cuts, play a crucial role in the development of disability ...
  • A Qualitative Approach to Understanding User Needs for Aging with Disability 

    Remillard, Elena T.; Mitzner, Tracy L.; Singleton, Jenny L.; Rogers, Wendy A. (2018)
    There is a growing population of adults with long-term sensory and mobility impairments who are aging into older adulthood. Little is known about the everyday challenges and accessibility issues experienced by these ...
  • Universally Designed mHealth App for Individuals Aging with Multiple Sclerosis 

    Ruzic, Ljilja; Mahajan, Harshal P.; Sanford, Jon A. (IARIA, 2018)
    Multiple Sclerosis (MS) presents with chronic symptoms that share many of the functional limitations associated with aging. Additionally, following the period of five years post-diagnosis a large number of individuals ...
  • In-home and remote use of robotic body surrogates by people with profound motor deficits 

    Grice, Phillip M.; Kemp, Charles C. (PLOS One, 2019-03)
    By controlling robots comparable to the human body, people with profound motor deficits could potentially perform a variety of physical tasks for themselves, improving their quality of life. The extent to which this is ...
  • Multidimensional Capacitive Sensing for Robot-Assisted Dressing and Bathing 

    Erickson, Zackory; Clever, Henry M.; Gangaram, Vamsee; Turk, Greg; Liu, C. Karen; Kemp, Charles C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-05-24)
    Robotic assistance presents an opportunity to benefit the lives of many people with physical disabilities, yet accurately sensing the human body and tracking human motion remain difficult for robots. We present a multidimensional ...
  • The Smart Bathroom: UD through Integrating Physical and Digital Worlds 

    Sanford, Jon A.; Jones, Brian (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Although the abilities of people with disabilities are diverse, many accessible toilets are fixed. As a result, they can only support some abilities some of the time. The purpose of this project is to develop a smart ...
  • An Evaluation of a Telepresence Robot: User Testing Among Older Adults with Mobility Impairment 

    Wu, Xian; Thomas, Rebecca; Drobina, Emma; Mitzner, Tracy; Beer, Jenay (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAssociation for Computing Machinery, 2017-03)
    For older adults with mobility impairment, maintaining health and wellness while aging-in-place independently is crucial. Telepresence technology, such as Kubi, can be potentially beneficial for this target population ...
  • Development of Personas for Designing for Individuals with Mobility Impairments 

    Fain, W. Bradley; Farmer, Sarah (Georgia Institute of TechnologyRehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technologies to Support Successful Aging with Disability, 2017)
  • Challenges in the Home for Adults Aging with Mobility Impairments 

    Fain, W. Bradley; Farmer, Sarah (Georgia Institute of TechnologyRehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technologies to Support Successful Aging with Disability, 2017)
  • Medication Adherence for Older Adults with Disabilities 

    Fain, W. Bradley; Farmer, Sarah (Georgia Institute of TechnologyRehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technologies to Support Successful Aging with Disability, 2017)
  • Haptic Simulation for Robot-Assisted Dressing 

    Yu, Wenhao; Kapusta, Ariel; Tan, Jie; Kemp, Charles C.; Turk, Greg; Liu, C. Karen (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017)
    There is a considerable need for assistive dressing among people with disabilities, and robots have the potential to fulfill this need. However, training such a robot would require extensive trials in order to learn the ...
  • Optimization of Robot Configurations for Assistive Tasks 

    Kapusta, Ariel; Kemp, Charles C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Robots can provide assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) to humans with motor impairments. Specialized robots, such as desktop robotic feeding systems, have been successful for specific assistive tasks when ...
  • Autobed: Open Hardware for Accessible Web-based Control of an Electric Bed 

    Grice, Phillip M.; Chitalia, Yash; Rich, Megan; Clever, Henry M.; Kemp, Charles C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Individuals with severe motor impairments often have difficulty operating the standard controls of electric beds and so require a caregiver to adjust their position for utility, comfort, or to prevent pressure ulcers. ...

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