Sarah Farmer

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Research Scientist
RBI 500 10th Street NW Rm 383

Sarah Farmer is a Research Scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute and the project manager of Georgia Tech’s HomeLab. With a background in psychology and statistics, she has been executing research related to human performance and successful aging since 2012. She is a co-investigator in the RERC TechSAge research to assess user needs for home-based activities necessary to integrate effective technology into the lives of older adults with disabilities. As project manager of HomeLab, which is a home health test bed database of older adults in the metro-Atlanta area, Sarah has executed in-home studies that evaluated technologies that contribute to successful aging, including activity trackers, medication adherence technologies, and personal emergency response systems. She is the current technical lead for the evaluation of potential FirstNet first responder technologies in a novel virtual reality usability testing environment being constructed at GTRI. She led data collection efforts for several human performance research projects including a project designed to model fatigue during manual labor and a project designed to model human hand performance.