The iRACE Lab at Florida State University in the Department of Behavioral Science and Social Medicine took a field trip to do training in collaboration with UF Occupational Therapy Department at the UF Gator Tech Smart House. This training is a vital step to ensuring the standardization and integrity of our data collection procedures as we are prepare to launch our “Reactions of Older Adults while Driving After Cannabis Exposure” (R.O.A.D. A.C.E.) study. The UF Smart House is is an actual house in a retirement community located in Gainesville. FL. The kitchen has accessible appliances and adaptive components. The floor is hardwired with sensors to detect movement or falls. There is a driving simulation car parked in a garage, hardwired by numerous computers. The software engineering components are diverse in concept and designed to test specific outcomes. The technology our lab went to check out was fascinating. We were also able to share this experience with our recruitment partner MMTC. We look forward to working with our UF collaborators on this work.
Featured in the photo from left to right: Dr. Robin Wei (UF), Dr. Nichole Stetten (UF), Katie Kloss (FSU), Dr. Nicole Ennis (FSU), and Abbey Folsom (FSU) standing around the sign in front of the Gator Tech Smart House in Gainesville, Florida
Featured in the photo from left to right: Dr. Robin Wei (UF), Dr. Cameron Vance (MMTC), Dr. Nicole Ennis (FSU), Katie Kloss (FSU), and Abbey Folsom (FSU) standing around the sign in front of the Gator Tech Smart House in Gainesville, Florida