At IPaT, the transformation of everyday life is well underway. Here, interdisciplinary teams of researchers, scientists, interaction designers, and engineers are collaborating with experts from every field of study to develop technologies that empower people from all walks of life.
IPaT has identified four core areas of research focus: Lifelong Health and Well-Being, Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation, Platforms and Services for Socio-Technical Systems, and Shaping the Human-Technology Frontier. The convergence of people and technology is revolutionizing these industry sectors, and IPaT brings together the right people and processes at the right time to transform blue-sky ideas into real-world solutions.
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 breakthroughs in health information technology, approaches for increasing patient engagement and treatment adherence, clinical process improvements, and new healthcare delivery knowledge.
Through our socio-technical systems research, IPaT is merging physical and digital worlds with complex data analytic and communication capabilities. We are building new network infrastructure technologies with the goal of creating connected systems that support communities. IPaT is also leveraging the wealth of expertise across Georgia Tech's colleges and schools, as well as partner institutions, to understand and enable fundamental change of complex enterprise systems.
IPaT is shaping the human-technology frontier by augmenting human capabilities at every level. We're exploring new ideas in user experiences that foster creativity, stimulate learning and enable productive collaboration. Through this initiative, we're researching and developing novel wearable computing, assistive, augmented reality, and gaming technologies.
IPaT’s work in this area focuses on the daily lives of communities – how they live, work, and play. We are finding innovative approaches to shaping sustainable cities with research that thinks globally while acting locally. We're examining the transformative role of technology in transportation, civic engagement, and disaster recovery focusing on novel communication and information technologies to aid communities during disaster and crisis situations.