Testing Capabilities

Georgia Tech has multiple centers dedicated to product testing that are available to faculty and industry alike. Note that the examples given below are not meant to be all-inclusive, but are rather highlights of the myriad of testing possibilities at Georgia Tech, which include use in the home, tests of medical products against electromagnetic radiation, finite element analysis, and penetration testing. If you would like access to these resources on campus, click here. (link to Leanne) If you have a product testing capability, please let us know so we can add you to our list. (take link to Sheri and/or Christopher)

Medical Device Test Center

Electromagnetic emissions from security and logistical technologies that surround us can produce potential interference with implanted and externally worn medical devices. GTRI's Medical Device Test Center simulates real-world exposure to these technologies to identify interactions and help manufacturers improve compatibility.

Center for Consumer Product Research and Testing

The mission of the Center for Consumer Product Research and Testing is to identify, research, and publish regarding needs, aspirations, and abilities of children, older consumers, and individuals with physical, sensory, or cognitive disabilities. GTRI has pioneered the design approach known as Consumer Product Integration that seeks to manage the appropriate design tradeoffs between the various design disciplines that impact the consumer experience of commercial products or services. GTRI serves as the official consumer product test lab for the Arthritis Foundation, the Arthritis Society of Canada, Arthritis Australia, and Arthritis New Zealand.


Georgia Tech’s HomeLab initiative provides the capability to conduct in-home research that supports the development of innovative technologies that promote health, wellness, and independence for older adults. HomeLab brings together a multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers and a community of older adults interested in participating in research. HomeLab clients gain access to a wide variety of laboratory and in-home testing resources, including a network of older adult participants and a team of researchers with expertise to evaluate products designed for older adults living at home. HomeLab provides an independent testing facility capable of evaluating the safety, efficacy, effectiveness, usability, and accessibility of products that promote independent living. For more information about testing your product in HomeLab, see the Client Overview page. Note that while HomeLab is targeted towards older adults, the in-home research initiative procedures and expertise are applicable to pediatrics as well. Would you be interested in a Pediatric HomeLab?

International Children’s Advisory Network (iCAN)

The Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center is also very involved with iCAN Research, a worldwide consortium of Children’s Advisory Groups working together to provide a voice for children and families in health, medicine, research, and innovation, through synergy, communication and collaboration, so that children can take ownership of their health and provide meaningful input into regulations and the clinical study design and process.

iCAN’s Chapters work both locally in partnerships with their local children’s hospitals and communities, and collaborate together network-wide to have a global impact. Through the local chapters, youth-led councils, committees and focus groups, iCAN addresses needs of pediatric clinical research and healthcare, influences state and federal regulations, and advocates for pediatric patients across the globe. The goal is to educate the world about the importance of children’s involvement in the development of research trials and to provide children and families with resources and opportunities to provide their feedback and input into studies and products intended for children.

Click here if you would like to engage the iCAN members or the local chapter, KIDSGeorgia. (take link to leanne)