With funding by the University of Michigan Provost, the Institute for Social Research, and the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research.
The University of Michigan HomeLab is a homelike research environment with comprehensive research support provided by the BioSocial Methods Collaborative.
Located at the Institute for Social Research, the HomeLab offers a a fully functional apartment to facilitate human-centered research in a wide variety of contexts such as:
- Interpersonal interaction
- Physical rehabilitation
- Internet of Things
- Eating and nutrition
- Self-regulation and behavior
- Specialized furnishings
- Interviewer assessment and training
Integrated into the HomeLab is an extensive suite of physiology measurement tools and access to an on-site biospecimen lab.
Technical specifications include:
- An integrated AV recording system connected with a suite of sensors
- Dedicated servers for short-term data storage
- Residential cable, wireless internet and cell service; U-M internet
- ADA accommodation
- Color tunable lighting for dawn, day, dusk, or night effect
- Controlled hot water temperature
- Flexible furnishing arrangements
- Humidity control
- An enclosed HVAC system
- Functional appliances and plumbing
- Technology and observation room