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    • Data-Driven Haptic Perception for Robot-Assisted Dressing 

      Kapusta, Ariel; Yu, Wenhao; Bhattacharjee, Tapomayukh; Liu, C. Karen; Turk, Greg; Kemp, Charles C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2016-08)
      Dressing is an important activity of daily living (ADL) with which many people require assistance due to impairments. Robots have the potential to provide dressing assistance, but physical interactions between clothing ...
    • 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)
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Interleaving Planning and Control for Efficient Haptically-guided Reaching in Unknown Environments 

      Park, Daehyung; Kapusta, Ariel; Hawke, Jeffrey; Kemp, Charles C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014)
      We present a new method for reaching in an initially unknown environment with only haptic sensing. In this paper, we propose a haptically-guided interleaving planning and control (HIPC) method with a haptic mapping ...
    • Learning to Reach into the Unknown: Selecting Initial Conditions When Reaching in Clutter 

      Park, Daehyung; Kapusta, Ariel; Kim, You Keun; Rehg, James M.; Kemp, Charles C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014-09)
      Often in highly-cluttered environments, a robot can observe the exterior of the environment with ease, but cannot directly view nor easily infer its detailed internal structure (e.g., dense ...
    • 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)
    • 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 ...
    • Moving In Out and Around the Home: Solutions from Older Adults with Long-term Mobility Impairment 

      Gonzalez, Elena; Fausset, Cara; Foster, Amanda; Cha, Grace; Fain, W. Brad (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-06)
      The purpose of this study was to explore how older adults aging with long-term mobility impairment have adapted to mobility challenges in the home. Through in-home interviews, participants discussed their experience moving ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • A Robotic System for Reaching in Dense Clutter that Integrates Model Predictive Control, Learning, Haptic Mapping, and Planning 

      Bhattacharjee, Tapomayukh; Grice, Phillip M.; Kapusta, Ariel; Killpack, Marc D.; Park, Daehyung; Kemp, Charles C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014-09)
      We present a system that enables a robot to reach locations in dense clutter using only haptic sensing. Our system integrates model predictive control [1], learned initial conditions [2], tactile recognition of object ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Sound-Based Technologies and Strategies Used for Community Mobility by Adults with Vision Disability 

      Bruce, Carrie M.; Echt, Katherine (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019)
      This investigation specifically examined adults’ self-reported use and usefulness of technologies (personal and public) and compensatory strategies for community mobility. The first study consisted of interviews with older ...
    • TechSAge Minimum Battery: Overview of Measures 

      Gonzalez, Elena T.; Mitzner, Tracy L.; Sanford, Jon A.; Rogers, Wendy A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016)
    • 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 ...