As Director of Georgia Tech HomeLab I want to personally thank you for your interest in our research. The establishment of HomeLab marks a milestone in Georgia Tech’s research portfolio to support design of consumer products and health care devices for the growing older adult population. By the year 2030, 20% of all U.S. residents will be over the age of 65. Older adults face physical, cognitive, emotional, and social changes that present innovators with opportunities to create technological solutions that can support aging in place and independence.
Our mission is to understand the needs and desires of this growing population and to assist innovative companies in meeting their goals by providing a direct connection to laboratory and in-home testing resources. Since 2011, HomeLab has been providing innovators with an independent testing facility capable of evaluating the safety, efficacy, effectiveness, usability, and accessibility of products that promote independent living. Our methods allow us to go beyond what is available through typical in-lab testing by placing products in the homes of actual users. By evaluating products in their appropriate context over an extended period, true performance characteristics emerge.
If you live in Georgia and are age 50 or above, I hope you will consider participating in HomeLab. To learn more about becoming a participant, please visit the Participant Overview page.
If you are an innovator and want to better understand how users interact with your product, I hope you will consider HomeLab for your product evaluation needs. To learn more about our capabilities, please visit the Client Overview page.
Thank you again for your interest,
Dr. Brad Fain
Director of Georgia Tech HomeLab