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Stretch Robot Interview Study

The College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is recruiting participants (age 60 to 79) for a study that aims to explore older adults’ perceptions of a novel mobile robot designed for the home. During this study, participants will first watch a brief series of videos of the robot in a home setting and then take part in a structured interview (1 hour) to discuss their perceptions and attitudes towards the robot. The structured interview will last about 60 to 90 minutes. The interviews will take place over Zoom or Skype as a safeguard for COVID-19. If interested, please contact Megan Bayles at mbayles2@illinois.edu.

 

OneClick: People aged 50-64 Needed for Fun, Social Engagement Research Study

We are seeking participants for a research study exploring the social engagement benefits of a video chat platform called OneClick.  The aim of this study is to test how usable and enjoyable OneClick is for connecting with others. Participants will engage in fun, social events with other people to test and help develop a video chat technology. This study will last 4 weeks and take place on OneClick.  

Potential participants must be aged 50-64, speak English, and have a computer with access to internet. Participants will be compensated for participation in the study. For more information, please refer to the attached flyer. If interested in participation, please contact us at  KCH-HFA-OneClick@illinois.edu or (217) 265-0089.  

 

Understanding Attitudes and Opinions Towards a Health Technology

The Human Factors and Aging Laboratory at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking research participants for a research study titled, “Understanding Attitudes and Opinions Towards a Health Technology.” For this study, we are focusing on the use of a health technology to support the self-monitoring of African American adults’ health to manage their chronic conditions. This study will last 2.5 hours and take place via Zoom.  

Potential participants must be 50-80 years old, diagnosed with a chronic health condition, speak English, identify as African American, and have the capability to use Zoom. Participants will be compensated with a $50 Amazon e-Code. Please refer to the attached flyer for more information. If interested in participation, please contact Maurita Harris at maurita2@illinois.edu.

 

ONLINE ROBOT Survey Research Opportunity

The Human Factors and Aging Laboratory at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking research participants for an IRB-Approved research study titled “Online Robot Survey.” Participants will watch a series of videos of robots performing activities in home settings. This study will last 30 minutes and take place online.  Potential participants must age 65-85 and reside in the state of Illinois. Participants will have the chance to win a $25 Amazon e-code gift card raffle for their involvement. If you are interested, please click the link below:  https://j.mp/2NyOSfT  

To complete the survey, please visit https://j.mp/2NyOSfT.  For questions, please contact Dr. Travis Kadylak by email at kaydlak@illinois.edu or by phone at 217-300-5445. To learn more: https://beckman.illinois.edu/research/join-a-research-study/join-i-help. Please sign up today 217-300-3580 

 

DEMENTIA IN AGRICULTURE: Research opportunity for farm and Extension workers - United States (interview by phone/zoom)

Given the hazardous nature of agriculture, the impact of dementia and cognitive impairment on older agricultural workers and their families is an area of public health concern. Read more on the dementia in agriculture research study.