The Interactive Systems Research Group (ISRG) formed 20 years ago at Nottingham Trent University. The group develops and evaluates virtual environments, serious games and assistive technologies to promote the social inclusion of all EU citizens.

The group’s expertise is in:

  • Using sensor data and machine learning to determine personalised learning pathways for students with cognitive impairments and autism;
  • Applying and deriving user sensitive inclusive design methods for working with excluded groups;
  • Developing accessibility and design guidelines for cognitive impairments;
  • The use of interactive technologies to combat impairments;
  • The design and evaluation of novel ICT for the work preparation of people with disabilities and those at risk of social exclusion;
  • Designing and co-designing serious games to promote inclusion.
  • Designing user centred interfaces for robots and other technologies for use in education.

The ISRG has long been strongly involved with the Interactive Technologies and Games  for Education, Health and Disability (ITAG-EHD) conference, which brought together academics and practitioners working with interactive technologies to explore and innovate within the areas of Education, Health and Disability. The conference has recently been linked with ICDVRAT (International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality, and Associated Technologies). The linked conference was first held in September 2018 in Nottingham, and will now be held every 2 years. In 2020 the conference will be held in SERPA, Portugal on 9th-11th of September.