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. May 22, 2020Our Ethics and Dementia Research paper presented at CHI 2020
  2. May 6, 2020"Toward More Accessible Work Environments"

    Proud to be a contributor on “Toward More Accessible Work Environments” by Society of Women Engineers! Read some collective thoughts about how the coronavirus pandemic could result in better support for people of all abilities:

  3. Apr. 29, 2020Powering up: Ways older adults can engage with new technologies

    “With so many technologies to choose from, there is likely something that will work for you!”
    Check out our hot-off-the-press article “Powering up: Ways older adults can engage with new technologies

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