HomeLab

offers a fully functional homelike research environment to facilitate human-centered research in a wide variety of contexts.

Contacts

Jeannette Jackson
734-763-5325
jackjean@umich.edu

Location

BioSocial Methods Collaborative Institute for Social Research
426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI

Affiliations
Institute for Social Research

Who We Serve

University of Michigan Researchers

Core Summary

The HomeLab offers a fully functional homelike research environment to facilitate human-centered research in a wide variety of contexts such as: care-at-home, physical rehabilitation, internet of things, aging in place, etc. The lab includes an extensive suite of physiology measurement tools and access to uniquely comprehensive research support across the research lifecycle.

Service Categories: Education and Training Service Categories: Human Research

Services

Analytical support

Customized research life cycle support

Data cleaning

Data collection

IRB support

Participant recruitment

Protocol development

Research assistants trained specifically for HomeLab technology

Team science


Equipment

Accelerometers: APDM

ADA accommodation

Automated facial expression coding: Noldus FaceReader/iMotions Emotient

Behavioral coding: Noldus The Observer XT

Color tunable lighting for dawn, day, dusk, or night effect

Controlled hot water temperature

Dedicated servers for short-term data storage

EDA/GSR: Shimmer 3 GSR+/BioNomadix EDA & PPG

EEG: ABM B-Alert X10

EKG: Shimmer ExG/ABM B-Alert X10

EMG: Shimmer ExG/BioNomadix EMG2

Experiment design & stimuli presentation: E-Prime 2/E-Prime 3/DirectRT/MediaLab/iMotions Core/Tobii Studio

Flexible furnishing arrangements

Functional appliances and plumbing

Grip Strength/Pull Strength: Biopac TSD121C Hand Dynamometer

HomeLab

Humidity and temperature control

Integrated AV recording system

Modality equipment and software

Optical pulse: Shimmer 3 GSR+/BioNomadix EDA & PPG

Residential cable, wireless internet and cell service; U-M internet

Respiration: Shimmer ExG

Skin temperature: Shimmer Bridge Amplifier + Probe

Synchronized, multi-modal data collection: BIOPAC MP150/iMotions/Cedrus StimTracker

Video editing: Mac Pro/Adobe Creative Cloud

Video recording: Logitech HD Webcam C920