The Massachusetts AI and Technology Center for Connected Care in Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease (MassAITC) spans five institutions within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts including the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst), Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Brandeis University, and Northeastern University. Via its member institutions, the MAITC will bring to bear the combined resources of multiple existing centers and institutes and state-of-the-art research facilities.

Centers

Research Facilities

  • IALS Center for Human Health and Performance: Houses multiple lab facilities including:
    • The Human Motion Lab. Designed and equipped for assessment of human movement and the evaluation of wearable technologies for quantifying human motion. The lab is a 38’x20′ facility equipped with a Qualysys Oqus Infrared Motion Capture System, AMTI force platforms, and associated data processing software.
    • The Living Science Lab. A unique home-like setting where researchers are able to investigate human behavior for prolonged periods. Includes living room and kitchen areas as well as a suite of wearable sensors and a Noldus Viso observation system.
    • Exercise Intervention & Outcomes Lab. Houses a wide variety of equipment that to evaluate clinical markers of health including cardio-metabolic function and body composition. Includes a GE Lunar iDXA system.
  • IALS Sleep Monitoring Lab: The only sleep research facility in the region equipped for overnight sleep studies to assess sleep and sleep physiology. The center has three bedrooms that can be used for polysomnography, the gold standard for sleep measurement.
  • IALS Sensor Integration Facility: This facility has equipment for precise integration of optical and electronic components into compact systems. Available equipment includes a probe station with laser cutter, wafer saw, wire bonders, a flip chip bonder, via plating, and a laser PCB prototyping tool.
  • IALS mHealth Lab: The mHealth Lab supports performing mobile health experiments at scale and developing robust and personalized mHealth detectors. Services include the development of sensor-based mobile data collection platforms as well as data analytics.
  • Northeastern University NUHome: NUHome is a behavioral monitoring assessment and intervention laboratory. The 600 square foot space is architected as a one bedroom apartment with an adjacent computer control room. The lab is equipped with sensors including 2D and 3D cameras, passive infrared sensors, contact switches, and microphones.
  • Northeastern University NUCoach: NUCoach is a modular health coaching and research platform. It is a powerful yet flexible tool that allows health behavior researchers to gather participant data in real world contexts in near real time.
  • Northeastern University Goldstein Simulation Laboratory Suite: The Goldstein Simulation suite is comprised of four simulation labs, a control room, a viewing area, and debriefing rooms. The lab space can be configured as operating rooms, emergency departments, apartments, intensive care units, offices, exam rooms, etc. The facility is wired for high resolution video and audio recording.
  • Mass General Hospital: Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (MADRC) Longitudinal Cohort