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 30, 2019Congratulations to our AGE-WELL award recipients!

    A big and well-deserved congratulations to our labmates John Muñoz and Sheida Marashi! Both are recipients of the prestigious, nationally-competitive AGE-WELL Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Award in Technology and Aging!

  2. Apr. 27, 2019Our 'Age-related changes impact on BCI' paper is the featured article in IEEE TNSRE!
    Screenshot of IEEE website showing featured journal article

    Delighted that our paper is the featured article of IEEE TNSRE's current issue!

  3. Apr. 22, 2019"Zero-Effort Technologies" monograph used to shape the "Emerging Technologies to Support an Aging Population" report

    Our "Zero-Effort Technologies: Considerations, Challenges, and Use in Health, Wellness, and Rehabilitation" monograph was used to shape the National Science & Technology Council's "Emerging Technologies to Support an Aging Population" report. Excited to see the concept generating real-world impact!

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