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A Chat with a Wearable Computer Expert

Dr. Maribeth Gandy, director of the Georgia Tech University Interactive Media Technology Center, has been conducting research on wearable computer and augmented reality technology for almost two decades.

Digital Atlanta Panel given by Dr. Maribeth Gandy

"Storytelling on the Move":  The broad proliferation of high speed wireless connectivity - where one lives, works and plays - is enabling a boom in applications and services to deliver digital, social, mobile media, transmedia, cross-platform and social TV experiences that drive engagement between fans and content and brands and consumers for business success. Come hear the success stories!

Georgia Gerontology Society

IMTC researcher, Brian Jones, will join three other Georgia Tech Aware Home Research Initiative (AHRI) researchers presenting on their AHRI research efforts at the Georgia Gerontology Society event on September 21, 2011 from 9:45-10:45. Mr. Jones will present information on a new testbed under development for evaluating the effectiveness of industry home health devices intended to help older adults live independently.

Festival of Wisdom and Grace: Technologies to Support Aging-in-Place

This workshop conducted at the Festival of Wisdom and Grace was intended to inform participants of the types of devices currently on the market as well as related research. During the workshop, groups of 4 participants developed a persona of someone they wished to help (real or fictional) and were to serve as that persona's advocate, determining which technological solutions might be a good fit for their needs.

Presented by Brian D. Jones
Aware Home Research Initiative Georgia Tech
Lake Junaluska, NC 
August 9-10, 2011 

Talk with a dolphin via underwater translation machine

The Dolphin poject, in which IMTC researchers, Peter Presti and Jeremy Johnson, have been involved, was featured in an artical on NewScientist.com. (May, 2011)

NSF Grant Awarded to Explore Gaming in Aging

A collaborative project between Maribeth Gandy (IMTC) and The Gains Through Gaming Lab at NC State http://www.gainsthroughgaming.org (Dr. Anne McLaughlin and Dr. Jason Allaire) was awarded a 4-year, 1.2 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation.

Tools for Mixed and Augmented Reality Development at ISMAR 2009

Maribeth Gandy presented on a panel titled "Tools for Mixed and Augmented Reality Development" at ISMAR 2009 in Orlando, Fl on Oct 20th.

Video Games for Cognitive Maintenance

The GTG Lab was awarded a 4-year, 1.2 million dollar collaborative grant (with Georgia Tech) from the National Science Foundation (PI: McLaughlin).

The grant, which will start in the fall 2009, consists of a series of studies that will have older adults play video games on the Nintendo Wii™ under various experimentally controlled conditions, such as varying levels of challenge, familiarity, and social interaction. Games were chosen for this intervention via a task analysis and approval from focus groups we conducted in 2008."

Mobile Augmented Reality at Broadband Media Summit

Maribeth Gandy and Brian Davidson presented their project (a collaboration with Blair MacIntyre and the Augmented Environments Lab) titled "Mobile Augmented Reality: Personalizing Your World" at Alcatel Lucent's Broadband Media Summit on Sept 22nd 2009 in Beverly Hills, CA

Aging in Place panel at the Connected Home Research Council Family Ecosystem Forum

Brian Jones presented the Aware Home Research Initiative efforts and participated in the “Real World Lessons in Aging in Place Product and Services” panel at the Connected Home Research Council Family Ecosystem Forum, September 8, 2009. Attendees also enjoyed a tour of the Aware Home, showcasing the many connected home technologies under development.

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