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. 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.

  2. Mar. 22, 2021Paper on Ethical Issues in Digital Phenotypes and ML in Health Technologies Published

    Excited that our newest publication, "Ethical Issues in Democratizing Digital Phenotypes and Machine Learning in the Next Generation of Digital Health Technologies" is out in Philosophy & Technology. Read the paper

  3. 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:

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