The Georgia Tech HomeLab
There are many emerging technology products to support individuals who wish to remain in their homes as they get older. These products are intended to help aging adults remain safe, live healthy lifestyles, manage chronic conditions, remember to take medications, or remain connected with community and caregivers. Often these products may not be used as expected when they are introduced into real-world settings, or may not provide the benefit intended.
The Georgia Tech HomeLab provides an independent evaluation capability to measure the long-term effectiveness and suitability of home health and wellness products in real-life settings.
HomeLab is comprised of a group of people that help us test various health-related products and technologies designed to help people at home. Participants are periodically approached with opportunities to test these products in their homes.
Consumers who qualify to participate in HomeLab will have home healthcare products placed in their homes so that they can use them and provide feedback on them. Participants are compensated for their time.
For more information on becoming a participant in HomeLab, see the Research Participants page.
HomeLab provides a managed network of aging adult users and a team of researchers with human factors expertise to evaluate emerging health and wellness technology products designed for the aging adult demographic living at home.
Whether your product is pre-market or in the market, an independent, evidence-based evaluation in our network of aging adult users will help inform future product design or provide documented evidence for your marketing or regulatory compliance needs.
For more information about enrolling a product for evaluation in HomeLab, see the Product Evaluations page.