Research Scientist II
Elena Remillard (formerly Elena Gonzalez) is a research scientist in the College of Design with a Master of Science in Gerontology. As a gerontologist, Elena contributes her expertise in aging to various technology and aging research initiatives at Georgia Tech. She joined CATEA in 2015 and currently serves as both the project coordinator and an investigator for RERC TechSAge (Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technologies to Support for Successful Aging with Disability). In this role, Elena manages programming, reporting, and community outreach for the TechSAge grant center.
She is also a co-coordinator of Design and Technologies for Healthy Aging (DATHA), a networking/innovation initiative on healthy aging that brings together Georgia Tech researchers and students with practitioners, service providers, and industry professionals in the community. Previously, Elena played an integral role in establishing Georgia Tech HomeLab, which provides the capability to conduct in-home technology studies with a diverse population of older adult research participants in the Atlanta area. Her specific research interests include design and technology for aging in place, technology acceptance among older adults, and assistive technology for aging with disability.