Welcome to the AwareHome
Generally, people spend a good amount of time in their home performing everyday activities like: sleeping, eating, cooking, relaxing, entertaining, and so on; thus, it comes as no surprise that the home plays a key role in our health, lifestyle, and well-being. The Aware Home Research Initiative (AHRI) at the Georgia Institute of Technology is an interdisciplinary research endeavor aimed at addressing the fundamental technical, design, and social challenges for people in a home setting. Central to this research is the Aware Home, a 3-story, 5040 square foot facility designed to facilitate research, while providing an authentic home environment.
The Aware home has significant efforts focused on projects that employ technology to investigate longitudinal understanding of aging, interventions and supports for aging-in-place, and to offer services for the evaluation of industry products’ with focus on usability, usefulness, acceptance, adoption, and effectiveness. One example of such a project is the Gait Speed Analyzer.
Health & Wellness
As we continue to see new sensing and applications rapidly entering the market, we are considering ways in which these off-the-shelf and new innovative technologies being developed in the lab can be utilized to improve health outcomes and enable greater independence.
Smart entertainment within the context of a home is also a focus of some works being done within the Aware Home Research Initiative. An actively developed project is the Whole-Home Gaming project.
Session 4 in the #SMARTer Together Webinar Series