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. 18, 2021Technology and Intergenerational Connectivity paper published!

    So delighted to see our paper "Technologies for fostering intergenerational connectivity and relationships: Scoping review and emergent concepts" published in Technology in Society! Check it out:

  2. Dec. 9, 2020Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity - Human Factors of Work with Dementia

    The Advanced Interface Design Lab invites applications to the fully funded position of Human Factors of Work with Dementia Postdoctoral Fellow. The candidate will lead a program of examining human factors approaches, particularly Cognitive Work Analysis, with a lens to improve inclusivity in work, including people living with cognitive impairment. 

  3. July 13, 2020ITWIL students presenting at AGE-WELL webinar

    Please join us Wed July 15 for the AGE-WELL Webinar: Designing accessible online tools to improve quality of life for people living with dementia and their caregivers

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