Empower Research Lab

Human-centered technology to support the welfare of people and planet

The Empower Lab is a research group directed by Professor Elizabeth Murnane in the
Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. The lab’s mission is to design, build, and
study the impact of interactive tools that empower people to individually and collectively
capture, interpret, and act on information.

We focus on applications that address societal challenges in health, education, civics,
sustainability, and beyond. Our overarching goal is to develop technology that promotes
a variety of biopsychosocial facets of human well-being as well as the welfare of the
natural environment on which all life depends.

You can view and download our lab summary slide here.
Research focus
human-centered design,
human-computer interaction,
informatics & intervention,
social computing
Application areas
health,
education,
civics,
sustainability