Ambient Intelligence (AmI)

The AmI application area focuses on the design and creation of innovative solutions for home automation and controlled environments, connecting heterogeneous hardware and software, creating custom smart software systems and allowing their use through Natural User Interfaces.

Sample applications of such systems include residential energy consumption monitoring, elderly care, and building and home automation.

Our research interests are mainly:

  • Ubiquitous Computing to build unobtrusive systems, transparent to the end user, capable to gather information from the ambient itself
  • Natural User Interfaces: touch screens, voice interaction, gesture recognition and eye tracking that allow new forms of human-machine interactions
  • Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality interfaces to enrich the user experience and to provide new ways to interact with the real world.

Most of the expertise available in the ISIN research areas is employed in AmI projects:

  • Internet of Things and Web of Things
  • Software Engineering: every AmI system should be designed, built and tested to be reliable and resilient
  • Communication Protocols
  • Data analitycs and behavioural analysis
  • Relational and NoSQL Databases
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Mobile Applications Development

Nicola Rizzo
Head of Ambient Intelligence Area

Phone: +41 (0)58 666 66 87