We live in a world where health technology is ubiquitous. From our smartphones and smartwatches to smart homes, our connected technology collects immense amounts of data which potential still has to be explored.
At the Ubiquitous Health Technology Lab (UbiLab) we design, develop, and evaluate technology that can be used with minimal burden to the user, with maximum reliability, and outstanding user experience. Zero-effort technology allows data to be collected without any attachments or markers on technology users.
The research team at the UbiLab is interested in exploring the following areas of health technology research:
- mHealth and eHealth technology design for supporting population-level studies.
- Big data, artificial intelligence, and health data analytics to support technology evaluation.
- Wearables and zero-effort sensors for remote patient monitoring.
- Applications of IoT technology for large-scale, population-level studies.
- Global eHealth interventions using IoT technology for implementing hyper-local environment and health monitoring ecosystems.
We are looking for passionate students interested in working for the future of healthcare to join our research team.
We strive to design zero-effort health technology that can deliver the maximum benefit to users without an impact on their quality of life. Some of our projects include:
UbiLab wins Healthy Behaviour Data Challenge
The Ubiquitous Health Technology Lab (UbiLab), headed by School of Public Health Sciences professor Plinio Morita, was one of three $25,000 winners in a national competition aimed at generating new methods to collect and use data in public health monitoring.
UW study suggests smart home thermostats can help monitor patient health
The Ubiquitous Health Technology Lab (UbiLab), headed by School of Public Health and Health Systems professor Plinio Morita, demonstrated that smart home thermostats can be used to monitor the health of older adults and home patients.
New research supports stricter social and economic mandates to reduce COVID-19 spread
Policy restrictions on business operations and social gatherings, and indoor mask mandates, associated with COVID-19 case reductions.
Plinio Morita receives Ontario Early Researcher Award
Plinio Morita, UbiLab director and a professor in the School of Public Health Sciences, has received an Early Researcher Award (ERA) from the Ontario government for his project, Mobilizing IoT-Based Health and Environmental Data for Increased Public Awareness.