The QoL team follows the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) definition of QoL (WHOQOL and specifically its WHOQOL-BREF instrument) and it currently contributes to research on mobile computing and communications applied in mobile healthcare (i.e., Digital Health) solutions for wellbeing, disease self-management, active and healthy ageing and Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) by leveraging personal, big data approaches (like ‘quantified-self’ one) in Living Lab settings.
The QoL technologies research lab has been established in 2010 by Assoc. Prof. Katarzyna Wac and is a part of Institute of Services Science (ISS) and Center for Informatics (CUI) at the University of Geneva, Switzerland (UniGe). Since 2015, it is a part of Department of Computer Science (DIKU) of University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Additionally, selected studies of the QoL lab are conducted at Stanford University and Stanford Medicine, with which Prof. Wac is affiliated since 2013.