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. Jan. 17, 2020ITWIL research highlighted in Engineering Dimensions

    ITWIL's research into technology for supporting aging, along with related design and ethical considerations, has been featured in 'Designing for Dementia' in the Jan/Feb 2020 issue of Engineering Dimensions

  2. Dec. 12, 2019Kinematic adaptation framework for exergames presented at AIVR2019

  3. Nov. 15, 2019Deputy minister Paul Thompson and his colleagues visit ITWIL

    ITWIL was pleased to host Paul Thompson (Assistant Deputy Minister at Innovation, Science and Economic Development of Canada) and colleagues during their visit to UWaterloo to learn more about research and commercialisation being done in the health and technology sector. 

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