SensorLab, funded by the University of Arizona Strategic Plan, is a Health Sciences initiative bringing students, faculty, industry and community partners together to advance novel human-centered hardware and software sensor systems.  These systems detect, monitor, analyze and provide real-time feedback relating to human physiology and behavior. The mission is to create an engaging and inspirational environment with access to equipment and expertise that encourages creativity and innovation.

SensorLab connects researchers across disciplines, within health sciences and beyond, to develop an array of technologies and digital solutions with health applications (e.g., AI, VR, mobile apps). SensorLab is outfitted with flexible wearable sensors, environmental monitoring, 360 video and audio recording, XR, coupled with analytical tools and multi-modal feedback capabilities.  These include gold-standard state-of-the-art sensor systems and development platforms to push forward the next generation of sensor-based investigation and discovery.

Our services include two main categories, which are (1) Equipment/Sensor loaning (sensor and related equipment for shared use) and (2) Dedicated Space/Rooms (space configured and prepared for research using a variety of sensors).

Depending on users' requirements and needs, the level of involvement with the SensorLab ranges from loaning of sensor hardware to a involvement in the design, proposal and the development of sensor-based research.

We have a pool of shared sensors and associated equipment for research, but more than that we can:

  • Provide support related to data, sensor technology, and use cases

  • Test novel sensors technologies/collection of pilot/preliminary data

  • Support Data Integration/Storage and Streaming

  • Serve as a connection hub, between UArizona researchers and inventors to test new sensor technologies, but also to initiate new development of custom-based technologies

Sensorlab has two rooms that can be reserved for conduction of studies, with reconfigurable layout and prepared with equipment required by the users.

  • Room sizes (239 Sqft – 14’ x 17’/  186 Sqft – 11’ x 17’) 

  • Audio/Video/Sensor Recording Capabilities:

    • Positional Microphone systems/Lavalier mics (to be used for Natural Language Processing, Recording, Two-way Communication)

    • 360 - room recording in 4k / with recording and streaming capabilities

    • Environmental data (noise level, temperature, CO2, etc.)

  • Gold Standard measurement devices to be used in validation studies of new sensors and/or conduction of research on-site (BIOPAC) 

It is possible to reserve and also to borrow sensors/equipment for usage outside of the SensorLab:

  • Sensors are available as self-contained kits

  • Items can be checked out using a web system

  • Flexible and variable terms for equipment 

  • Ideal for studies conducted in other sites and/or experimentation of technologies and specific devices

To find more about equipment lending, please go to the Equipment Lending page!

Our booking service allows users to schedule room usage for specific amounts of time, dates, and configuration desired.

For example, users can schedule rooms in the respective system and request specific information  “Room 3141D1, outfitted with a treadmill, four heart rate sensors and four galvanic skin response devices for Thursday, 21st from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm..”

For more information about space reservations, please go to the Space Reservations page!

There are no costs for utilization of the Sensor Lab space, borrowing sensors, equipment or engage in sensor-based consultation. The Sensor Lab is part of  Strategic Initiative - UAHS 5.1 Technology Solutions for Heath (5.1C “Center for Advanced Technologies for Health) 

There are many ways to collaborate with SensorLab. For students the main way to collaborate is to join the VERTICALLY INTEGRATED PROJECTS led by Dr. Win Burleson UArizona Holodeck: Health, Wellbeing, and Design Thinking | Vertically Integrated Projects

For researchers and inventors please get in contact to include the SensorLab in grant proposals, new sensor development and testing, and for using the SensorLab resources in your research.