Actively Recruiting Research Projects

SmartSurvey Participants Needed

The Human Factors and Aging Laboratory at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is conducting a research study to understand older adults’ opinions about using Smart Technology products. Participants will be asked to complete an online survey that will take approximately 1 hour.

Participants who complete the survey will be entered into a raffle to receive a $25 Amazon gift cards for their participation in this research study. Participants will be chosen at random to receive a gift card in the form of an Amazon Gift Card for their time and effort.

Eligible participants must be over the age of 65.

If you are interested, please visit: bit.ly/smart-tech-uiuc

If you have any questions, please contact Maurita Harris at maurita2@illinois.edu.

This project is approved by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Institutional Review Board, Protocol #20916

Research Participants Wanted

Join the TechSAge RERC Participant Registry to get Involved in our Research

TechSAge RERC conducts a variety of research studies that focus on understanding the needs of, and developing supportive technologies for, older adults with a range of abilities and disabilities. We maintain a registry of names of people who are interested in being contacted about research studies. Opportunities include: surveys, focus groups, interviews, and technology evaluations. Depending on the study, you may be able to participate on the phone, online, on campus, at your home, or in other locations. Compensation varies by study.

Interested in joining?  We need to ask a you a few questions about yourself to see which studies you might be eligible for and match your interests with our researchers. Question topics include: contact information, demographics, technology use, health, and sensory and mobility capabilities. This information is for screening purposes only and will not be shared with anyone outside of our research team.

You can complete the brief survey (5-10 minutes) online here: TechSAge Participant Registry Survey

For more information, contact the Registry Coordinator: (217-244-2866) TechSAge-registry@illinois.edu

This Registry is maintained by TechSAge and has been approved by the Institution Review Boards at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IRB# 20662) and Georgia Institute of Technology (IRB# H20190).

A Holistic Understanding of Domestic Robot Acceptance Among Older Adults

This study aims to learn more about how older adults think about robots to assist them in their homes. During this study, participants will be asked to discuss their thoughts on a variety of robots with the potential to help them in the home. Participation will last an hour and a half to two hours and participants will be compensated $25.00 for their time.

Potential participants who are eligible for this study must be:

  • 65 years or older
  • Can read off a computer screen and size 14 font
  • Have computer and internet
  • Be able to use the Zoom Web Conferencing application

Study procedures will take place on Zoom for the protection of our participants during COVID-19

For more information contact mbayles2@illinois.edu or wendyr@illinois.edu