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. 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.

  2. Dec. 6, 2021Dr Boger member of IEEE AI and ethics panel

    Dr. Jennifer Boger was honoured to be an invited panellist of the "Using AI To Establish Sustainably Trustworthy And Responsible Research And Innovation" session at the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2021). This internationally renowned conference brings together thought leaders in the theory and applications of computational intelligence that underpin innovation and development in the field of AI.

  3. Nov. 11, 2021New framework for participatory design in technology for supporting dementia
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    So proud of our own Karan Shastri for leading our new publication "Working towards inclusion: Creating technology for and with people living with mild cognitive impairment or dementia who are employed", which outlines participatory design for inclusion of people living with mild cognitive impairment / early onset dementia (MCI/EOD) in technology development!!

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