"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 Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM) at University of Geneva (UniGe).

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Quality of Life News

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Dec 2014: Smartphone Interaction Study (participate by 31st Dec 2014 and win 50CHF Gift Card)
Dec 14, 2014

We are looking for Android OS smartphone users to help us in our research on smartphone usage and interaction for building better interfaces. The exercise lasts 1 hour and once you finish it, you automatically qualify for a lottery of one (of three) Google Play Gift Card (value of 50CHF each).

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May 2015: PervasiveHealth Conference
Mar 9, 2013

23-25 May 2015, 9th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth 2015)

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2015-2018: New Research Projects Accepted
Oct 13, 2013

The QoL team has got two new research project proposal accepted: Swiss NSF titled "MIQmodel"and European AAL "CoME"

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