Pervasive Computing Research Centre

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 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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About Smart Environments

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 in smart environments

Find out more about current Pervasive Computing projects.

Pervasive Computing Research Themes

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

PhD opportunities

PhD opportunities related to Pervasive Computing.

People within Smart Environments

Pervasive Computing Research Centre staff, students and visitors.

Alumni of Smart Environments

Pervasive Computing Research Centre alumni.


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Contact Smart Environments

Contact details for the Pervasive Computing Research Centre at Ulster University.

School of Computing

Find out more about the School of Computing.