The Health, Aging, and Technology Lab (THAT Lab) is directed by Amanda Lazar
at the University of Maryland.
Our team studies the design of technology for older adults and people with dementia. We focus on technology for meaningful activities and
sense of purpose. We are a part of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab and are a
part of the College of Information Studies.
Our research group flexibly employs user-centered and design methods to involve the people with whom we work. We benefit by co-researching with older adults, people with dementia, and local and international activist organizations that share our goals. We work towards a society that embraces diversity in age and cognitive ability.
Our work has been generously funded by the National Science Foundation as well as the Administration for Community Living as a part of the Trace RERC.