Wellbeing Technology Lab

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The Wellbeing Technology Lab (previously the Positive Computing Lab) is an interdisciplinary initiative of researchers & practitioners based at the University of Sydney with collaborators at institutions worldwide.  The group's mission is to contribute world-leading research into how technology can be designed to support psychological wellbeing.  

DirectorRafael Calvo

Creative LeaderDorian Peters
Developers: Marlon Santos, Yunyao Yao

Black Dog Institute
Brain and Mind Centre
Cambridge Wellbeing Institute
Charles Perkins Centre 
Institute for Positive Psychology & Education
Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence
Microsoft Research 
UCL Interaction Centre
Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Stanford

We work in the following areas:

  • Wellbeing-Supportive Technology 
  • Computing in Mental Health
  • Health Technologies
  • Technology and Ethics
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Machine Learning /AI
  • Computer Vision
  • Virtual Reality
  • Mobile technology

Our Basic Principles

  • Do no harm
  • Support Psychological Needs (Autonomy, Competence, Relatedness)
  • Co-design (Involve and empower users in the process early)
  • Give back (Reciprocal partnerships)
  • Don’t go it alone (interdisciplinary collaborations)
  • Design Research Ethics

Current Projects