Brad Fain

Brad Fain

Brad Fain

Principal Research Scientist

Georgia Tech Research Institute

Brad Fain
Principal Research Scientist
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Areas of Expertise: 
technologies to support aging in place, universal design, application of internet of things technologies to the home, commercial product design
“The emergence of ubiquitous sensors and connected data streams will soon facilitate the detection and characterization of human behavior in ways that we can only now imagine. Great advances in health management will be facilitated but care must be taken to ensure those advances are not made at the expense of privacy and human dignity. “

Dr. Brad Fain is a Principal Research Scientist at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), with over twenty three years of experience in human performance research. He is the Director of the Georgia Tech HomeLab research initiative. HomeLab consists of a network of over 600 homes in the Atlanta area representing the diversity of the state. His current research interest are in technologies to support aging in place, universal design, application of internet of things technologies to the home, and commercial product design.  He currently leads human factors programs and human systems integration efforts for both military and industrial customers at GTRI. He is experienced in military and civilian system human factors analysis, anthropometric analysis, design, and human performance testing and evaluation. He previously led the technical portion of the Military Heroes voting project and served as the technical director for the Accessible Voting Technology Initiative (AVTI). He is also the director of Georgia Tech's HomeLab. Dr. Fain established the Accessibility Evaluation Facility (AEF) at Georgia Tech and has pioneered evaluation techniques designed to measure accessibility and usability of products and services for people with disabilities. The AEF serves both industry and government customers by evaluating products to measure conformance with disability related technical guidelines. The AEF also serves as the independent test lab for the Arthritis Foundation's Ease of Use commendation program and similar programs for Arthritis Australia, Arthritis New Zealand, and the Arthritis Society of Canada.