Smart Medical Home Research Laboratory
Located in the Center for Future Health Smart Medical Home Research Laboratory, University of Rochester Medical Center
The Smart Medical Home, located within the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Center for Future Health, is the most controlled environment available outside of a person's home in which to do research, and is our setting for research in pre-concept testing, concept testing, pilots, and prototype testing. This five-room "house" is outfitted with infrared sensors, computers, biosensors, and video cameras for use by research teams to work with research subjects as they test concepts and prototype products. Researchers observe and interact with subjects from two discreet observation rooms integrated into the home. These research teams address the technical, informational, and human issues that will form the basis for affordable health care products that can be easily used by people with varying abilities.
The Lab uses the resources of the University of Rochester Medical Center to obtain human subjects approval.
We recruit subjects through the hospital and directly from the community depending upon the research objectives and protocol.