I am a research assistant in Beth Mynatt's Everyday Computing Lab, a lab that is housed in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech.
My work here centers around issues of Aging in Place and technological support for social connections between geographically distant family members.
Grandparents, parents and grandchildren are the principal players in this game.
The most visible sign of this work is the design and evaluation of the Digital Family Portrait, a dignity sensitive, home appropriate display of a distant elder's daily activity.
The Digital Family Portrait, written in Squeak! Squeak!, is deployed in home of the adult child and provides the peace of mind needed for the adult child to feel comfortable about leaving his aging parent in the family home rather than moving them to some form of institutional living.
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