Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 5:00 PM- Wednesday, July 7, 2021 6:00 PM
Lead/Instructor: Elena Remillard
Session Author: Elena T Remillard (Georgia Institute of Technology)*; Laura Rice (University of Illinois); Travis Kadylak (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign); Jacob Sosnoff (University of Kansas Medical Center)
This interactive workshop will highlight select RERC TechSAge projects focused on developing supportive technologies for people aging with mobility disabilities. Remillard will highlight archival analyses from the ACCESS study (N=60) exploring everyday activity challenges and support needs of older adults with long-term mobility disabilities. Kadylak will discuss advances in developing a suite of Amazon Echo skills and instructional materials to support this population. The workshop will describe development efforts to support falls prevention and management for wheeled device users; projects include the development of a custom falls detection/alert system (Rice) and a mobile health application to assess fall risk (Sosnoff).