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BJ

Brian Jones

IMTC
Senior Research Engineer
Brian D. Jones is a Senior Research Engineer at IMTC and Director of the Aware Home Research Initiative (AHRI). As Director of the Aware Home Research Initiative, Mr. Jones is working to build new partnerships and enable faculty and students to innovate new technologies for the home that will improve the lives of its residents. As part of this effort, he oversees the Georgia Tech Aware Home facility, designed to provide an authentic and connected home environment to support Georgia Tech faculty and students interested in researching a variety of applications in the home. Primary research interests of Mr. Jones include the development of technologies to promote health and wellness, enable independence of older adults aging in place, and empower self-management of chronic disease. As a result of these interests and in collaboration with researchers in the Georgia Tech Research Institute, Mr. Jones has helped to establish Georgia Tech HomeLab to provide a pool of over 600 individuals age 50 and older willing to participate in research projects and evaluate industry products in their homes over extended timeframes (1 month to 1 year). Mr. Jones is also co-founder of the Design and Technology for Healthy Aging (DATHA) initiative, aimed at bringing together researchers, students, state and local organizations, and industry with a common interest of providing our older adult population with the communities and technologies they need to successfully age in place. He has participated in a strategic planning capacity for the Assistive Aging Task Force along with other Georgia Tech faculty and outside partners, to plan a coordinated multidisciplinary approach to improve the quality of life of older adults and people with disabilities.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, October 9
 

9:00am