Upcoming Opportunity: Focus Groups on Wirelessly Connected Devices

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The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Inclusive Technologies (Wireless RERC) at Georgia Tech in Atlanta will be conducting focus groups in Spring and Summer 2017. These one-hour focus groups will investigate how people with disabilities use wirelessly connected devices and appliances in their everyday lives. Technologies in which we are interested in include, but are not limited to, connected home devices (thermostats, light controls, doorbells, outdoor cameras), smart speakers and screens (Amazon Echo, Google Home, Samsung Galaxy View), and wearables (Google Glass, Fitbit, Apple Watch).

Our focus groups seek adults with disabilities who are users of these and other similar devices. We are interested in which features make these products important, useful, and usable, and which features make these products difficult to use or not useful.

Focus groups will last for one hour and take place on the Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta, Georgia. Selected participants will receive a stipend for their time. If you are interested in participating in Spring or Summer 2017, please e-mail Nathan Moon at nathan.moon@gatech.edu to be added to our recruitment list.


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