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 4, 2022Culture change, human-centered design, and ethical by design

    Dr. Jennifer Boger recently presented her invited paper on ethical technology development at the PETRA conference in Corfu, Greece! "Culture Change, Human-Centered Design, and Ethical by Design as Transactional Cornerstone Concepts in the Development of Technology for Supporting Aging" provides a overview of key ideas that can underpin a fundamental shift in the way ethical technology is designed and developed.

  2. June 1, 2022Designing for Dementia and Personhood guide is now live!

    So incredibly proud of our collaboration to create our new guide "Designing to Include Dementia & Personhood: A

  3. Jan. 21, 2022Co-creation of VR exergames for people living with dementia

    Delighted to share our latest JMIR publication - "Immersive Virtual Reality Exergames for Persons Living With Dementia: User-Centered Design Study as a Multistakeholder Team During the COVID-19 Pandemic"! So proud of this unique example of co-design work, which done by a brilliant and dedicated team of researchers, exercise professionals, and older adults.

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