Aware Home

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.

Students

All technology within the Aware Home is available for use by GT students

Research

Researchers can test and implement technologies into the Aware Home directly.

Industry Partners

The Aware Home is open to all companies looking to research their products and to collect data for smart home technologies

Aging

 

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​.

Disability

The Home itself has several accessible features, like grab bars and wider hallways and doors, and lever door handles. There are numerous Projects that aim to improve accessibility such as Smart Bathroom & the Participatory Design Workshops through the Wireless RERC Project.​

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.​

Entertainment

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.

Highlighted Projects

Gait Speed

Gait Speed

Gait Speed

The purpose of this project is to develop a reliable, simple, and cost-effective solution to measuring gait speed in clinical and home settings.

Smart Bathroom

Smart Bath

Smart Bath

This project explores the use of technologies in the bathroom to assist older adults with independent living in the home.

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