"Science in the Service of Life Quality"
The key aim of the Quality of Life (QoL) technologies research area is to establish quality research in mobile networking systems delivering accurate and timely services to their users "anywhere-anytime-anyhow". The general approach is necessarily a transdisciplinary one, as many of the challenges in development and deployment phases of these systems need to be addressed considering not only the system and its Quality of Service (QoS) provided in an operational networking environment, but, as sometimes missing in the current research - the actual system end-users, approaching mobile networking not from the perspective of new hype technology, but from the perspective of new innovate ways to achieve some pre-defined goal. These end-users have thus different services'' requirements, expectations and perceptions of the Quality of Experience (QoE), including system's usability, efficiency and effectiveness. In transdisciplinary research projects, we aim to establish innovate methodologies to demonstrate the value of mobile networking systems improving the QoS, the QoE and ultimately the QoL outcomes of its end-users, and thus the social welfare. The QoL team currently contributes to research on mobile networking systems deployed in healthcare (denoted as 'mHealth') for personal wellbeing, active and healthy ageing and ambient assisted living by leveraging personal, big data approaches (like 'quantified-self' one) in Living Lab settings. The QoL technologies research area has been established in 2010 by Dr Katarzyna Wac and is a part of Institute of Services Science (ISS) and Center for Informatics (CUI) of University of Geneva (UniGe).
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Quality of Life News
May 2015: PervasiveHealth Conference
Mar 9, 2013
23-25 May 2015, 9th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth 2015)More...
2015-2018: New SNSF Research Project Accepted
Oct 13, 2013
The QoL team has got one new research project proposal accepted: Swiss NSF titled "MIQmodel".More...
Aug 2014: UnCrowdTPG (beta) on Google Play for all!
Aug 4, 2014
UnCrowdTPG is now available to the public as beta version on Google Play!More...