Research within Pervasive Computing Research Centre 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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Current projects

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Research Themes

The Pervasive Computing Research Centre operates across a number of research themes relating to Smart Environments, Smart Communities and Smart...

PhD opportunities

PhD opportunities related to Pervasive Computing.


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