Hi folks!

Some of you might be interested in HomeSHARE, a technology test-bed originated by our very own Kelly Caine!

See below for a blurb from HomeSHARE’s website:

“Many research technologies are designed to help older adults stay in their homes for as long as possible, but few are tested in real homes for any length of time. The HomeSHARE initiative is a geographically distributed test-bed to design, develop, and evaluate pervasive home-based technologies for aging-in-place.”

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Annual Meeting 2019 Aging-Related Content

This year, we have three aging sessions, and then there is of course our Business Meeting Lunch. The finalized program is still being set, but below is the tentative Aging TG schedule (session names and times below could change).Note that the below schedule content is up-to-date as of July 23, 2019.

Schedule At a Glance:

11:00am – 12:30pm – Panel on Aging-in-Place with Disability (A1)

12:00pm – 1:30pm – Aging TG Business Meeting Lunch
2:00pm – 3:00pm – Aging-in-Place and Home (Health) Management (A2)

11:00am – 12:30pm – Driving, Occupational, and Conversational/Speech Systems for Older Adults (A3)

Detailed Schedule:

Session A1: Panel on Aging-in-Place with Disability
Panel Discussion
11:00 am – 12:30 PM

Chair: Jenay Beer
Co-Chair: George Mois

  1. A Panel Discussion on Human Factors Considerations for Persons Aging-in-Place with Disability. J. Beer (University of Georgia), W. Rogers (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign). J. Sanford (Georgia Institute of Technology). E. Remillard (Georgia Institute of Technology). C. Phillips (Georgia Institute of Technology). M. Campbell (Campbell & Associates Consulting).

Aging TG – Business Meeting Lunch
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Tap House Grill

A2 – Aging-in-Place and Home (Health) Management

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Chair: Claire Textor
Co-Chair: Jenay Beer

  1. An Aging-focused Heuristic Evaluation of Home Automation Controls. J. Lopez (Clemson University), C. Textor (Clemson University), W. Hicks (North Carolina State University), M. Pryor (North Carolina State University), A. McLaughlin (North Carolina State University), R. Pak (Clemson University).
  2. Perceptions from People Aging with a Mobility Impairment towards using Tele-Technology for Exercise. G. Mois (University of Georgia ), T. Mackin (University of Georgia), A. Datta (University of Georgia ), L. Koon (University of Illinois ), W. Rogers (University of Illinois), T. Mitzner (Georgia Institute of Technology ), J. Beer (University of Georgia).
  3. Combining Health Coaching with Telehealth: A Scoping Review. C. Markert (Texas A&M University), A. Rao (Texas A&M University), F. Sasangohar (Texas A&M University).
  4. Conceptualizing caregiver workload: an exploratory study guided by NASA TLX. R. Rutkowski (University of Wisconsin-Madison), S. Ponnala (University of Wisconsin-Madison), J. González Vargas (University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez), A. Gilmore-Bykovskyi (University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Nursing), L. Block (University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Nursing), A. Kind (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health), N. Werner (University of Wisconsin-Madison).

A3 – Driving, Occupational, and Conversational/Speech Systems for Older Adults
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Chair: Kelly Caine

  1. Driven to comment: Learning from older drivers impressions of in-vehicle technologies. C. Lopes (University of Utah), G. Erickson (University of Utah), J. Cooper (University of Utah), C. Wheatley (University of Utah), D. Strayer (University of Utah).
  2. Older Drivers’ Differential Performance across Hazardous Scenarios. J. Kasko (North Carolina State University), H. Choi (North Carolina State University), J. Feng (North Carolina State University).
  3. The influence of different weight carrying methods on human gait and balance during obstacle negotiation. F. Yang (Tianjin University of Science and Technology), J. Zhang (Tianjin University of Science and Technology), W. Giang (University of Florida ), M. Yerebakan (University of Florida ), B. Hu (University of Florida ).
  4. The effect of external weight distribution on muscle activation pattern during obstacle negotiation for male participants. G. Yi (Tianjin University of Science and Technology), X. Wang (Tianjin University of Science and Technology), J. Zhang (Tianjin University of Science and Technology), S. Hao (University of Florida), B. Hu (University of Florida).
  5. Automated Speech Recognition Systems and Older Adults: A Literature Review and Synthesis. L. Werner (Purdue University), G. Huang (Purdue University), B. Pitts (Purdue University).
  6. Conversational systems for family health history collection for geriatric population. A. Ponathil (Clemson University), N. Ozkan (Clemson University), J. Bertrand (Clemson University), B. Welch (Medical University of South Carolina), K. Chalil Madathil (Clemson University).
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Annual Meeting 2019 Quick Links

Useful links for HFES 2019:



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Welcome to the Aging Technical Group!

The Aging Technical Group (ATG) is a community of professionals from industry, academia, and government organizations who share a common interest in human factors appropriate to meeting the emerging needs of older people and special populations in a wide variety of life settings.

The ATG provides a forum for researchers, service providers, aging individuals, students, and other stakeholders to highlight trends, research, express concerns, and provide insight to meet the needs of the aging and special-needs population. By networking with other professionals and stakeholders, ATG members are afforded insight into new challenges, assessment techniques, and solutions.

Member and ATG news are highlighted in the quarterly newsletter. Student contribution to the field of aging research is recognized with the ATG Scholarship for promising research and the Arnold Small Award for best poster/paper presented during the annual HFES national conference.

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ATG Officer Nominations DueSeptember 1st, 2019
To submit a nomination, email maobrien AT
ATG Officer ElectionsOctober 1st, 2019
13 days to go.
2019 HFES Annual Meeting BeginsOctober 28th, 2019
40 days to go.