Aware Home Research Initiative

The Aware Home Research Initiative (AHRI) at 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. This home will be a showcase location for student projects and faculty research projects in progress in the Aware Home and related faculty labs.

BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT, Southeast Regional Group

BCS-The Chartered Institute for IT, is an international organization with more than 70,000 members worldwide, 40 branches in the UK, 16 international sections, and over 45 specialist groups including a young professionals group and BCS women. The USA Section is among the 16 international sections. The BCS, USA Section, has a Southeast Regional Group (SERG) which is comprised of members from GA, FL, AL, TN, AR, NC and SC.

Center for Advanced Communication Policy (CACP)

The Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP) focuses on key issues that influence the development, implementation and adoption of cutting-edge, advanced communications technologies. CACP work includes assessment of policy issues and production of regulatory filings, identification of future options for innovation, and articulation of a clearer vision of the ever-changing technology landscape.

Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA)

The Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) is a multidisciplinary research center devoted to enhancing the lives of people with all levels of ability and functional limitations through the development and application of assistive and universally designed technologies. Rather than focusing on disability, seeing people as "disabled," we believe that the limitations of current technologies and the design of the built environment account for the difference between any individual’s potential and his or her ability to perform activities and participate in society.

Design and Technology for Healthy Aging (DATHA)

The Design and Technology for Healthy Aging Initiative is a multidisciplinary effort that brings together researchers, practitioners and service providers from Georgia Tech and the Atlanta area to identify, develop and implement new design and technologies for healthy aging that respond to the real everyday needs of older adults living in a range of community housing options.

GT-Bionics Lab

GT-Bionics Lab is a research group at Georgia Tech performing active research in the following fields:

  • Implantable Microelectronic Devices
  • Wireless Neural Interfacing
  • Assistive Technologies and Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Smart Health and Wellbeing
  • Bio-inspired Microsystems
  • Medical Instrumentation
  • Low-power analog/digital/mixed-mode IC

ID 4012 - Graduate Preparatory Industrial Design Studio

Instructors: Herb Velazquez, David Cowan

The Industrial Design ID4012 graduate product design studio focuses on systematic design methods introducing students to design processes as they relate to solving complex problems. The studio focuses on the full cycle of designing products from problem definition to design iterations and prototype deliverables. Universal design principles are also taught to support product development.

Institute for People and Technology (IPaT)

The Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) connects industry, government and nonprofit leaders with Georgia Tech’s world-class researchers and innovations to transform media, health, education and humanitarian systems. IPaT integrates academic and applied research through living laboratories and multidisciplinary projects to deliver real-world, transformative solutions that balance the needs of people with the possibilities of new technologies.

Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC)

The Interactive Media Technology Center (IMTC) is a research, design, and education center focusing on technology, education, culture, and health. IMTC is located in the Technology Square Research Building (TSRB) on the Georgia Tech campus. IMTC continues to grow and adapt to meet the needs of business and industry.


RERC TechSAge is the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Supportive Technologies for Successful Aging with Disability and includes an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Georgia Tech, NCState, University of South Carolina, and Emory University.