Pervasive Computing Research Group

Focusing on multi-disciplinary and collaborative research in sensor-based technologies, and applications in behavioural analysis, activity recognition, and assistive technologies for healthcare and independent living.

Research within Pervasive Computing Research Group incorporates networked environments (structure and sensors in buildings, clothing and personal devices) and intelligent processing (data mining, pattern recognition, decision support, context prediction, data fusion, and multimodal interaction).

Much of the research focuses on behavioural monitoring (through environmental and biometric sensors) and activity recognition, with application to assistive technologies for smart homes, independent living, and healthcare monitoring and diagnosis. Research is supported by new laboratory facilities for deployment of sensing technology in connected health care, including body scanner, eye-tracking, and other state-of-the-art devices.

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Find out how we focus on the problems associated with ageing, those suffering from long term chronic conditions and the general theme of promoting healthy lifestyles. 

Current projects

Find out more about current Smart Environments projects.

Research Themes

The Smart Environments Research Group operates across a number of research theme relating to Smart Environments, Smart Communities and Smart Cities.

PhD opportunities

PhD opportunities related to smart environments.


Smart Environments Research Group staff, students and visitors.


Smart Environments Research Group alumni.


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Contact details for the Smart Environments Research Group, Ulster University.

School of Computing

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