Jennifer Boger

Jennifer Boger

Systems Design Engineering, Adjunct Assistant Professor


Dr. Boger’s research focuses on intelligent technologies for enhancing the safety, health, wellbeing, and independence of older adults and people with disabilities. Jennifer employs transdisciplinary collaboration throughout her research to advance theory and create operational technologies that reflect the needs, abilities, and contexts of the people using them. A central theme to her research is the development of ambient zero-effort technologies – technologies that blend into people’s environments and operate with little or no perceived effort. Jennifer is also the Schlegel Chair in Technology for Independent Living at the Research Institute for Aging.


Research Interests

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Assistive technology
  • Rehabilitation engineering
  • Aging
  • Ambient technologies
  • Zero-effort technologies
  • Transdisciplinary working
  • Connectivity and Internet of Things
  • IoT
  • Devices
  • Dependability and security
  • Stakeholders

Application Areas

  • Aging
  • Balance/Motor Control/Biomechanics
  • Fall Prevention
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Mental Health
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Wearable Devices

Technology Areas

  • Machine Learning/AI
  • Sensors

Discipline Areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Human Factors
  • Kinesiology
  • Public Health
  • Systems Engineering
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Assistive Technology