Quality of Life Technology Center-Quality of Life Technology Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Transforming Lives Through Innovative Technology

Creating intelligent systems that enable older adults and people with disabilities to live independently


The Quality of Life Technology Center is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center (ERC) focused on the development of intelligent systems that enable older adults and people with disabilities to live more independently.  The QoLT Center addresses the needs and activities of everyday living by prototyping personal assistive robots, cognitive and behavioral coaches, human awareness and driver assistance technologies.  QoLT Research is rooted in human-system interaction and observes the social and clinical factors for deployment and 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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GAPS Workshop

February 17, 2011

A 1-day product development event for the emerging home healtchare device industry.

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2012 CES Demos

Learn about the QoLT prototypes and start-ups companies featured at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show.

QoLT CES Press Kit