Dementia Speaks Launches

Collaborators from the Office for the Study of Aging have released quick tip videos for caregivers of persons with dementia.

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Dr. Jenay Beer Presents at the TEDxPeachtree Talk

"Will assistive robots transform our golden years of retirement?" Dr. Jenay Beer asked the audience at last years' TEDxPeachtree talk. She explored the various ways assistive robot technology aims to improve the lives of older adults. For the full talk, follow the link below.

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The Philosophy of Computing

No longer just the plot of a science fiction movie – robots and people must work together daily. And as robots become more “intelligent” and people rely more and more on machines, the relationship between us must evolve. Understanding this relationship led Clifton Perry down a path few students have chartered.

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Universal Design Workshop Series

On April 15th, at 5:30 pm, the ARTLAB will be hosting a series on planning homes using Universal Design and green building practices. The program includes Q and A. Please RSVP to Jenay Beer

Project Contact:
Jenay Beer
jbeer@email.sc.edu

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Karina Liles Awarded GEM National Consortium Fellowship

The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs is pleased to announce Karina Liles has been awarded a GEM National Consortium Fellowship. Liles was selected by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where she will complete the internship component of the fellowship.

Project Contact:
Xian Wu
wu222@email.sc.edu

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ART Lab Featured by SC School District for STEM Training

The ART Lab was featured on Marlboro County School District's website for presenting at the Edison Lecture Series. The theme of this year's series was "Human-Robot Interaction". Dr. Jenay Beer presented and was introduced by Ms. Karina Liles, a graduate student within the ART Lab and MCHS alumna. Follow the link below for more information

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Karina Liles Named GEM Affiliate Fellow

Karina Liles, a computer science and engineering student and ART Lab member was recently given the honor of being named a GEM Affiliate Fellow. For more information on her and this award, follow the link below

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College of Social Work Highlights Dr. Jenay Beer’s Research

The College of Social Work recently highlighted an article discussing Dr. Jenay Beer’s research as the director of USC’s ART Lab, specifically highlighting her and the lab’s focus on assisting both older adults and children. For the full article, follow the link below.

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University and College of Engineering and Computing Highlights Dr. Jenay Beer’s Research

Both the University of South Carolina and the College of Engineering and Computing recently published an article discussing the achievements of Dr. Jenay Beer as the director of USC’s ART Lab, specifically concerning the lab’s research about the use of telepresence in gerontechnology. For the full article, follow the link below..

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An "IT Minute" Podcast

Dr. Jenay Beer was recently interviewed for a session in the "IT Minute" podcast series published by the University of South Carolina. To hear the podcast, either follow the link below, or try the audio box below that.

IT Minute Homepage

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New Lab Space

Thanks to USC’s SmartHome, we are excited to announce new lab space, located in the USC-Columbia Technology Incubator. This space, provided by USC’s SmartHome, provides 600+ square feet for research, development, and usability testing of assistive technology. The space also allows for interaction and collaboration with Columbia’s premier start up companies - a perfect environment for innovation and thought leadership!

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Research Focus on Gerontechnology

We conduct research in the field of Gerontechnology. One of our two broad research domains is Gerontechnology. Gerontechnology is the multidisciplinary study of older adults’ use of technology. We focus on understanding older adults’ capabilities and limitations, and how those abilities impact the use of technology.

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Research Focus on Younger Populations

We strive to improve education and well being for younger populations. One of our two research domains is technology use by younger populations. Technology has the potential to aid children in education and therapy. However, special considerations need to be taken to ensure the technology is user friendly and has positive impact.

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