Monday, May 22, 9:00 – 10:30 AM, Huff Hall, Room 114. 

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Brian D. Jones is a Senior Research Engineer at the Interactive Media Technology Center at Georgia Tech, where since 1993, he has developed interactive applications for use in informal learning environments, on smartphones, and in the home. In 2008, Mr. Jones was named Director of the Aware Home Research Initiative (AHRI), a group of Georgia Tech faculty and students researching the next generation of technologies and applications to support residents in their homes. In this capacity, Mr. Jones is working to build new research and industry partnerships as well as enable faculty and students to innovate new technologies for the home that will improve the lives of residents. As part of this effort, he oversees the Aware Home Living Lab, a facility on campus designed to provide an authentic home environment and supporting technology infrastructure for Georgia Tech faculty and students interested in researching a variety of applications in the home. 

The Georgia Tech Aware Home: Supporting Research, Partnerships, Students, and Beyond

The Aware Home has served the Georgia Tech community in many ways since its completion in 2000 as one of the first residential labs of its kind associated with a university. This authentic home of 5040 square feet has supported researchers and students from multiple academic domains, including: computing, psychology, industrial design, engineering, digital media, and architecture as they explore a variety of research and application areas related to independence, wellness, health, home management, entertainment, energy resource management, and interoperability of systems. In this talk, I will highlight the ways in which the Aware Home has enabled innovation, research, student engagement, industry partnerships, and outreach as well as describe how location/proximity and administrative support has impacted the home over the years. 

Faculty Host: Wendy A. Rogers, Ph.D., Khan Professor of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


The Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS)

This year, MHSRS will feature 60 abstract-driven breakout sessions, including breakout sessions on infectious disease, traumatic brain injury, psychological health, military global health engagement, and injury prevention, as well as precision medicine and women’s health.  In addition to DOD officials, the officials from the Department of Health and Human Services are often present.  The Symposium offers an opportunity for academia to engage with program managers and DOD officials, who are often hard to reach, on military biomedical and health-related research topics. The MHSRS is an annual four-day educational symposium that draws approximately 2,300 attendees.

Symposium Date: August 2017
Location: Florida
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