Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)

Our Research Group has good experience and a strong interest in the use of sensing technology to assist people in their daily lives.

Past and current projects in this area includes:

  • Management of respiratory conditions
  • Partnership with GLL to explore how Ubiquitous Computing can support positive behaviour change around sports, exercise as well as physical activity in general, and the creation of innovative digital solutions to support societal improvement.

We also support an MSc by Research on AAL.



The User-centred Intelligent Environments Development Process as a Guide to Co-create Smart Technology for People with Special Needs. J. Augusto, D. Kramer, U. Alegre, A. Covaci and A. Santokhee. Universal Access in the Information Society, Springer. 2017. DOI 10.1007/s10209-016-0514-8.

Recent Advances in Ambient Assisted Living – Bridging Assistive Technologies, eHealth and Personalized Health Care. Wei Chen, Juan Augusto, Fernando Martinez, Fedor Lehocki, Klaus-Hendrik Wolf, Johan Arends, Constantin Ungureanu, Reiner Wichert (Eds.). Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments Series 20, IOS Press 2015.

Night Optimised Care Technology for Users Needing Assisted Lifestyles J. Augusto, M. Mulvenna, H. Zheng, H. Wang, S. Martin, P. McCullagh, J. Wallace. Behaviour and Information Technology. Taylor and Francis. 2013. DOI: 10.1080/0144929X.2013.816773

Handbook on Ambient Assisted Living – Technology for Healthcare, Rehabilitation and Well-being. J.C. Augusto, M. Huch, A. Kameas, J. Maitland, P. McCullagh, J. Roberts, A. Sixsmith, and R. Wichert. (Eds.). Volume 11 of the AISE Book Series, IOS Press. January 2012.