Innovative, usable solutions

The Intelligent Technologies for Wellness and Independent Living Lab at the University of Waterloo brings together state-of-the-art computer science, engineering, rehabilitation science, and human factors methodologies to create internationally renowned intelligent assistive technologies for supporting aging and promoting independence and quality of life for older adults. 

Our research centres around the transdisciplinary execution of user-centred design practices to create innovative, usable, and useful solutions to large, complex problems.

Our goal is to create innovative, accessible technologies that simultaneously enrich the experience of aging as well as society’s perception of aging.


  1. July 14, 2021How age and dementia affect sleep detection
  2. July 8, 2021FASTER paper is now live!

    Hot off the press!! Our paper on FASTER - a new approach to generating evidence for rehabilitation technology - has just been published! Have a read at:

  3. June 11, 2021“Ethical questions around neural implant technology” interview on CBC Radio

    Excited our interview on “Ethical questions around neural implant technology” aired on CBC’s The Current with Matt Galloway this morning!

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