Lifelong Health and Well-Being

From pediatrics to aging, IPaT's continuum of healthcare research is working to promote and enable vibrant and lifelong physical and mental health. Accomplished scholars and clinicians work together to transform healthcare delivery systems by creating novel and easily accessible health and wellness technologies. IPaT has led new breakthroughs in health information technology, approaches for increasing patient engagement and treatment adherence, clinical process improvements, and new healthcare delivery knowledge.

Featured Projects

In the United States, about 1 in 50 people live with some form of paralysis in their upper or lower extremities. The Tongue Drive System (TDS) is a wireless, wearable assistive technology that allows those with paralysis to access their environment using voluntary tongue motion.  Read More
A delayed diagnosis of autism can prevent early interventions that have been shown to improve developmental outcomes. Our research team developed a mobile phone-based telehealth application that allows parents to easily collect in-home videos of their child’s behavior and share them with a diagnostician for remote diagnostic assessment for autism. Using a web portal, diagnosticians can guide the video collection, access the child’s developmental history, review and tag the videos, and complete the diagnostic assessment.  Read More
As many as 5 percent of children suffer from eating disorders that can require the use of feeding tubes. To help these children regain a normal relationship with food, Dr. William Sharp from the Marcus Autism Center has developed a therapy protocol. Georgia Tech researchers have helped turn that protocol into an iPad application to be used by clinicians to increase the number of patients treated. Read More