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. June 11, 2021“Ethical questions around neural implant technology” interview on CBC Radio

    Excited our interview on “Ethical questions around neural implant technology” aired on CBC’s The Current with Matt Galloway this morning!

  2. May 31, 2021Zero-effort heart monitoring paper published in JMIR!
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    Our newest paper detailing ITWIL's Ahmed Malik's MASc thesis work on the creation of a Zero-Effort Ambient Heart Rate Monitoring Using Ballistocardiography Detected Through a Seat Cushion has just b

  3. Mar. 31, 2021Seeking older adult participants to try out our virtual reality exercise games at home!
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    Are you over the age of 60 and interested in virtual reality? We are looking for participants in our newest research that is exploring the use of virtual reality games to support exercise at home.

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