Towards zero-effort remote monitoring

Health data in Apple WatchWe 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 population-level health.
  • Big data and health data analytics for technology evaluation.
  • Wearables and zero-effort sensors for remote patient monitoring.
  • Human factors, user-centered design, data-driven design, and user experience for improving the outcomes of health data generated by wearables.

We are looking for passionate students interested in working for the future of healthcare to join our research team.

  1. May 3, 2018UbiLab wins Healthy Behaviour Data Challenge
    Plinio Morita and seven Ubilab team members.

    The Ubiquitous Health Technology Lab (UbiLab), headed by School of Public Health and Heath Systems 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.

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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:

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