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. Dec. 6, 2018Mahzar Eisapour recipient of best student paper award at HFES2018

    Mahzar Eisapour is the winner of the Best Student Paper award at HFES2018 for her paper "Virtual Reality Exergames for People Living with De

  2. Nov. 27, 2018Dr. Boger panel member for Science North

    Dr. Boger was honoured to be a panel member of Science North's "Artificial Intelligence: Not just for robots anymore" Science Cafe.

  3. Nov. 17, 2018MCI@Work presented at the 19th IUW conference

    ITWIL was proud to attend and present our research ( hosted by the Human Factors Interest Group at the University of Toronto. IUW brings together human factors researchers from three well-established academic institutions (UofT, UWaterloo, UBuffalo) and beyond to

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