The Ubiquitous Computing Lab develops innovative sensing systems for real world applications in health, sustainability, and novel interactions.

The Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp) research lab, led by Prof. Shwetak Patel, focuses on many areas of ubiquitous computing including novel user interface technology, health sensing, activity recognition, low-power sensing, and energy sensing by applying expertise in sensing, signal processing, embedded systems, circuits, and human-computer interaction. The UbiComp lab consists of an interdisciplinary team of investigators that tackle challenging research problems both from building the enabling hardware and software systems to the deployment and evaluation of these technologies in real-world settings, especially around health. We collaborate very closely with UW Professors in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and School of Medicine. In addition, we have close collaborations with Google, Microsoft Research, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Intel, Facebook, and many other companies.