The Human Computer Interaction Laboratory of ICSFORTH, established in 1989, is an internationally recognised centre of excellence, with accumulated experience in user interface software technologies, design methodologies, and software tools. The Laboratory carries out leading research activities rooted in the principles of Universal Access and Design for All, and focused on developing user interfaces for interactive applications and services that are accessible, usable, and ultimately acceptable for diverse users in the Information Society, addressing a wide variety of technological platforms.

In 2005, ICS-FORTH launched its Ambient Intelligence Programme constituting a platform for cooperative research towards developing and studying ambient intelligence related technologies and continuously assessing their impact on the individual and the society. The activities of the AmI Programme include applied and basic research in AmI technologies, development of integrated pilot solutions in laboratory environment (in vitro), as well as technology transfer and application in real settings (in vivo).

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