Actively Recruiting Research Projects

Cognitive and Heart Impairment (CHI) Study

We are studying how impaired heart health affects brain while walking. This one day study will take ~3.5 hours in lab and you will receive check payment of $30. If you are >55 years old, do not have any medical condition and willing to participate in walking and balance study, then please contact by phone (217)-300-3080 or email: or

AgeCareVets Recruitment Information

Are you/were you a caregiver to a veteran with a brain-related injury? Are you 60 years of age or older? If the answer is yes, now is your chance to be part of the first-ever study that is trying to understand the needs and experiences of older caregivers of veterans with traumatic brain injury to provide recommendations for new programs and services.

If you are interested in participating, please use any of the following options to complete the brief online screener to determine if you are eligible.

The online screener can be found here. You can also scan the following QR code using your phone camera app on any smart device, which will take you to the online screener.


For any questions about the study, please contact the research team at the following email or phone number:


Phone: 217-244-9363

Principal Investigator: Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo

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:

If you have any questions, please contact Maurita Harris at

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)

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 or