RERC on Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place for People with Long-Term Disabilities

An interdisciplinary collaboration with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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As part of the Illinois Multiple Sclerosis Research Collaborative, TechSAge team members Jake Sosnoff, Laura Rice, & Wendy Rogers, along with students in the Motor Control Research Lab participated in the 2019 MS Walk in Urbana, IL. More than 20 individuals from at least seven research labs, two colleges, and two research institutes at the University of Illinois raised well over $2,000 to support MS research.

Cover of active aging journal

Featured Article:

Tele-technologies, like Skype and Facetime, can enable people aging with mobility disabilities to stay socially connected and even remotely participate in activities that might otherwise be out of reach due to transportation or accessibility barriers. In the latest issue of The Journal on Active Aging, TechSAge researchers Mitzner & Remillard share findings on what older adults with mobility disabilities think about using different tele-technologies for health and wellness activities and discuss considerations for using these devices in senior communities.

Team Spotlight:

Maurita Harris is a graduate student in the Department of Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a graduate research assistant in the Human Factors and Aging Lab works on research for the TechSAge ACCESS Study. Learn more about Maurita.

TechSAge research is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number #90REGE0006-01-00 ).  NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). 
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