Post Doctoral Research Associate, Human Factors & Aging Laboratory
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, Illinois – United States
Lyndsie Koon is a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the Human Factors and Aging Laboratory, which focuses on supporting successful aging through theory-based assessments of human-technology interactions. She has expertise in the following areas: psychosocial aspects of exercise and physical activity, motivation and physical activity, physical activity and cognitive function across a lifespan, aging-in-place and human-technology interaction and aging with a disability. She has a Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Science with an emphasis in Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. Her current research focus examines the challenges and solution strategies adults aging with sensory and mobility impairments experience with everyday activities and specifically, exercise needs. She also is exploring the potential of various technologies (e.g., voice-activated digital assistants, tele-technology) to support physical activity participation and social engagement for adults aging with and without mobility impairments; and understanding motivational factors for older adults associated with physical activity technologies (e.g., FitBits, Physical Activity Trackers).
Wednesday, November 6
4:45 PM – 6:00 PM