Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access

Student Research

Students From Various Disciplines Study With Us

CATEA supports students from a broad range of disciplines, including industrial design, computer science, and public policy, through research assistantships and project mentorships. This includes serving as advisors and committee members for independent studies, master’s projects, and Ph.D. dissertations. Past and ongoing student work supported by CATEA faculty and staff include:

Doctoral Dissertations

  • Harrington, Christina. Persuasive Gaming. Dissertation, Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, expected 2017.
  • Busheri, Yousef. Topic TBD. Dissertation, Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, expected 2019.
  • Whitney, Mary Kathleen. Topic TBD. Dissertation, Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, expected 2019.
  • Liu, Yilin. Development of an App to Facilitate Airport Activity Planning and Navigation by Traveler’s with Different Abilities. Dissertation, Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, expected 2018.
  • Ruzik, Ljilja Kascak. Development and Validation of the Universal Design Mobile Interface Guidelines through a mobile health and wellness app for Individuals aging with MS. Dissertation, Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, expected 2019.
  • Lee, Seunghyun. Impact of universal design ballot interfaces on voting performance and satisfaction of people with and without vision loss. Dissertation, Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015.
    https://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/53477
  • Bruce, Carrie M. Facilitating participation in adults with and without vision loss by supporting exhibit motivations through real-time descriptive mediation. Dissertation, Human-Centered Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014.
    https://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/51832

Master’s Theses/Projects

  • Upadhayaya, Reema (HCI, Spring 2017). Delivering Medication Alerts to Older Adults Using Social Media.
  • Pandey, Shivakant (MID, Fall 2016). Comfort Management System for Older Adults.
  • Zhou, Xuan (MID, Spring, 2016) Smart Home System With Healthcare Technology For Older Adults.
  • Li, Guanhong. Gamification Applied to Upper Limb Rehabilitation. Master's project, Industrial Design, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016.
  • Li, Yifang. TripAdvisor Redesign for Senior Tourists: Adding Aging Features to Attraction Introduction Page. Master's Thesis, Industrial Design, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015.
  • Li, Gen. Social Network Application Design for the Elderly Living In Senior Communities. Master's Thesis, Industrial Design, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015.
  • Cheuk, Jennifer. Rethinking the bathtub for universal design. Master's Thesis, Industrial Design, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015.
    https://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/54362
  • Lee, Christa. The Talking Playground: Design of an Interactive Environment to Prompt Communication between Children. Master's project, Industrial Design, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014.
  • Xiong, Xiao. SlideType: Universal Designed Tex-Entry System for Touchscreen Devices (HCI/CoC). Master's Thesis, Human Computer Interaction, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013.
  • Xiang, Wanlin. Design of a new grab bar for older adults. Master's Thesis, Industrial Design, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013.
    https://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/48942
  • Kar, Gourab. Universal design of behind-the-counter workspaces. Master's Thesis, Industrial Design, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011.
    https://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/39476
  • Li, Yiran. Height adjustable wheelchair seat design. Master's Thesis, Industrial Design, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011.
    https://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/44767

Independent Studies

  • Prasanna Mahajan. (Fall 2016, Spring 2017). Design of a Wine Opener for People with Limited Hand Function.
  • Sanath, Achyuthkumar. Analysis of the effect of a rear wall grab bar configuration on the fall risk associated with toilet transfers in older adults with mobility impairment, Proceedings of the 2016 RESNA Conference. [Honorable mention student paper award.]
  • Zhao, Lesley (Spring 2014) Evaluation of ALIGN Route Planning App
  • Li, Gen (Fall 2014) Interface for ALIGN Route Planning App
  • Li, Yifang (Fall 2014) Interface for ALIGN Route Planning App
  • Zhang, Xiaotiang (Spring 2014) Universal Bathroom
  • Cheuk, Jenny (Spring 2014) Bathtub Transfer Project
  • Liu, Yilin (Spring, 2012), Design of Voting Machines for People with Cognitive Limitations.
  • Xiang, Wanlin (Fall, 2010/Spring 2011), Design of Grab Bars to Facilitate Toilet Transfer in Older Adults.
  • Lee, Seunghyun (Spring 2010), Technologies to Improve Communication in Co-Design of Assistive Technologies.
  • Ricks, Joi (Fall 2009), Universal Design Guidelines for Lifelong Communities.

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