Quality of Life Technology Center - Carnegie Mellon University

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Transforming Lives Through Innovative Technology

Intelligent systems work symbiotically with humans to improve the quality of everyday living


The Quality of Life Technology Center is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center (ERC) focused on the development of intelligent systems that improve quality of life for everyone while enabling older adults and people with disabilities.  The QoLT Center addresses the needs and activities of everyday living by prototyping personal and assistive robots, cognitive and behavioral virtual coaches, safe mobility and driver assistance technologies, and human health and wellness monitoring, awareness and assistance solutions for home or community. QoLT Research emphasizes human-system interaction with attention to social, clinical and policy factors for consumer deployment and user adoption.  In addition to R&D, the Center offers educational programs, commercialization initiatives and unique partnership opportunities.


The QoLT Center is jointly run by Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. This unique partnership brings together a cross-disciplinary team of technologists, clinicians, industry partners, end users, and other stakeholders to create revolutionary technologies that will improve and sustain the quality of life for all people.

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