Sympathetic Devices is a project focused on designing communication devices for aging individuals across all levels of housing options in order to help these individuals maintain personal and social connections in their lifestyles. The overarching goal of the project is to address social isolation and depression by first understanding how individuals currently socialize and internalize during everyday activities, then designing devices to help them develop social relationships and support groups, as well as manage personal goals.
IMTC is instrumental in enabling the research and education projects related to the The Aware Home Research Initiative (AHRI). AHRI is an interdisciplinary research effort involving numerous faculty members from several schools and other organizations at Georgia Tech. IMTC researcher, Brian D. Jones, is Director of the AHRI and manager of the Aware Home facility. Mr.
A prototype Searchable Voice Organizer (SVO) has been developed that supports freeform storage and information recall of voice audio. The SVO operates similarly to commercially-available mobile devices called digital voice recorders (DVORs), allowing a user to record many voice notes, as well as navigate these notes with a simple auditory menu interface. However unlike most DVORs, the SVO supports unstructured search of voice audio. Advanced search functionality is supported by phonetic search algorithms developed by Nexidia, Inc. The SVO is designed to be equally us
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Maribeth Gandy gave a tutorial on Wearable Computing for Persons with Disabilities at the International Symposium for Wearable Computing (ISWC 2007) on Oct. 11, 2007 in Boston, MA.
IMTC researcher, Maribeth Gandy, will present a tutorial on Wearable Computing for individuals with disabilities on the afternoon of October 14 at the ISWC 2006 conference in Montreaux, Switzerland.
The Wireless RERC hosted the State of Technology Conference (SOT) on Mobile Wireless Technologies for Persons with Disabilities in Atlanta, Georgia. As part of IMTC's involvement in the Wireless RERC, members of IMTC moderated panels, facilitated roundtables and helped with the conference planning. In addition, IMTC designed the printed materials and accessible website for the conference and photographed all sessions for the SOT archive.