Affiliations: Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, 500 University Ave., Toronto, ON, Canada | Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, 550 University Ave., Toronto, ON, Canada | Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, 164 College St., Toronto, ON, Canada
Abstract: The dynamic, adaptive, and autonomous nature of intelligent environments makes them ideal for supporting people's health and well-being. The Intelligent Assistive Technology and Systems Lab (IATSL) and their collaborators are a team of engineers, computer scientists, and rehabilitation specialists who have been working with end users to develop devices and systems for supporting people in home and institutional environments for over a decade. This paper presents key themes for supporting the development of health-centric intelligent environments and systems. Examples of the themes are illustrated through several case studies of real-world applications developed through IATSL's research. The paper concludes by high-lighting some areas that need to be considered by the field as intelligent environments move out of the research lab and into people's homes.