News, Events, Seminars

UCLIC Research Seminar 22nd of January: Babak Taati (University of Toronto), Computer Vision in Rehabilitation and Ambient Health Monitoring: Challenges and Opportunities

UCLIC Research Seminar 22nd of January: Babak Taati (University of Toronto), Computer Vision in Rehabilitation and Ambient Health Monitoring: Challenges and Opportunities
Computer vision systems can play an important role in providing care to individuals living with physical or cognitive disability. This talk will provide an overview of several vision-based systems under development for such purpose at KITE, the research arm of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute -…
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UCLIC Research Seminar 20th of November: Pawel Wozniak (Utrecht University), Designing for the 51%: Understanding Technologies for Physically Active Individuals

UCLIC Research Seminar 20th of November: Pawel Wozniak (Utrecht University), Designing for the 51%: Understanding Technologies for Physically Active Individuals
Recent data indicates that more than a half of the European Union's population exercises three times a week or more. While HCI has an established history of understanding and designing technologies for healthcare, the question of how technologies can benefit the wellbeing of active users is less…
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Welcome to new students

Welcome to new students
We would like to welcome some new PhD students who are joining us this Autumn 2019! These are: Margaret Jennings who is working with Prof. Yvonne Rogers Sheena Visram who is also working with Prof. Yvonne Rogers Marina Fernandez Camporro, who is working with Dr Nic Marquardt Muna Alebri who is…
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UCLIC Research Seminar 2nd of October: Dorian Peters (University of Cambridge) on "Wellbeing-supportive design: Designing technologies to support psychological needs"

UCLIC Research Seminar 2nd of October: Dorian Peters (University of Cambridge) on "Wellbeing-supportive design: Designing technologies to support psychological needs"
Research in psychology has shown that both motivation and wellbeing are contingent on the satisfaction of three basic psychological needs. Fulfillment of these needs also predicts positive domain-specific outcomes, such as positive health or educational outcomes. Moreover, the fact that they have…
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Research Fellow position on WEISS project available!

Research Fellow position on WEISS project available!
We are currently advertising a post-doctoral Research Fellow position on the WEISS project - the deadline is just before midnight on Fri 8 November 2019. The successful candidate will work with Prof. Ann Blandford in the Wellcome / EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS) to…
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UCLIC Research Seminar 18th of September: Ellen Bass (Drexel University) on "An integrated framework for modeling and verifying usability with respect to the end user’s tasks, motor capabilities and signifier interpretation"

UCLIC Research Seminar 18th of September: Ellen Bass (Drexel University) on "An integrated framework for modeling and verifying usability with respect to the end user’s tasks, motor capabilities and signifier interpretation"
In human-interactive systems, usability is the extent to which an interface supports a specified end user in achieving goals effectively and efficiently in a specified operational environment. Safety-critical, human-interactive systems can have complex internal algorithms and controlled actuators,…
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UCLIC Research Seminar 6th of September: Gregory Abowd (Georgia Institute of Technology) on "The Internet of Materials: The next logical step or a paradigm shift?"

UCLIC Research Seminar 6th of September: Gregory Abowd (Georgia Institute of Technology) on "The Internet of Materials: The next logical step or a paradigm shift?"
Revisiting Weiser's 30-year old inspirational vision on ubiquitous computing, we see that there are three factors that today limit the kind of ubiquity that Weiser described: power, cost, and form factor. Using these factors to drive our efforts, we have created examples of computational materials…
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