CURE - Center for Usability Research & Engineering

The Center for Usability Research & Engineering (CURE) is one of Europes leading organizations in the area of User Experience Research comprising the fields of Usability Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), User Interface Design, User Centered Design and Ambient Assisted Living Research. CURE comprises a highly interdisciplinary team assembling all skills of contributing disciplines such as computer science, psychology, sociology, pedagogy, didactics, industrial design, communication science and management science. Over the years CURE has been involved and led more than 150 projects initiated and has been involved in several national and international initiatives. CURE is current leading the FP7 projects EcoNav and uTrustIT and is consortium member of the ongoing projects Chronious and CompanionAble. In addition, CURE is involved in several AAL JP projects namely BEDMOND, AMCOSOP, 3rd Life, Fosible, SeniorEngage, AALuis and Elderhop. CUREs research concerning usability, accessibility and user experience ensures that the user needs and end-user acceptance of vAssist are properly addressed throughout the project. CURE is equipped with a leading edge and highly flexible user experience laboratory (lab based as well as mobile) comprising the whole range of most advanced user research and demonstration facilities. CURE takes a leading role in the evaluation of lab and field trials in Europe, and particularly setting up and leading the trial taking place in Austria.