Chair of Sensor Technology


What Is ACTLab?

The Activity and Context recognition Technologies (ACTLab) research group pursues fundamental and applied technical research on human activity and context recognition to build intelligent ubiquitous assistants. Our work is based on ubiquitous, wearable, and mobile computing technologies that provide on-body and ambient sensing functions and processing resources. ACTLab develops ubiquitous sensor devices for on-body and ambient use, and investigates in algorithms for multi-modal signal processing and pattern recognition. Applications include identifying daily rhythms and routines, assist in task accomplishment, and provide advanced medical decision support. The current areas of research activity include

  • Activity and context recognition for personal healthcare and behavioral medicine
  • Activity recognition for energy-aware buildings.
  • Context inference for advanced medical decision support

See our research project pages for more details.

ACTLab is the research group of the Chair of Sensor Technology at the Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics of the University of Passau, Germany. The chair is lead by Prof. Dr. Oliver Amft.

­­Open Positions and Student Projects

If you are interested in working with us please find out more about our current vacanies. In addition, we offer exciting opportunities for student projects (from bachelor to post-master levels). We specifically encourage students with the following interests and background to apply with us:

  • Machine learning and pattern analysis for activity and context recognition.
  • Ubiquitous devices, such as on-body and ambient sensors
  • Textile-integrated sensors

How to Find Us

We are located in the IT Zentrum (ITZ) building on the University of Passau campus. See the Uni Passau homepage for campus information and travel directions.

Contact us

Postal address

University of Passau
Chair of Sensor Technology
ACTLab research group
Innstrasse 43
D-94032 Passau


Mrs. Ingrid Fehrer
Room: ITZ 105
Telephone: +49 851 509-3371
Fax: +49 851 509-3372