Dr Kyle Montague

Kyle left the BESiDE team in 2016 to join Open Lab at Newcastle University as a Research Associate.


My research interests lie in inclusive design, and creating accessible technologies. BESiDE presents an interesting opportunity to leverage computer technologies and sensors in order to support the design of more inclusive built environments that promote healthy living and wellbeing. My role within the BESiDE relates to the application of sensor technologies for tracing individual's activities and movements within the care home, and transforming this data into evidence and design tools to support built environment professionals.

Skills: Interaction Design, Human-computer interaction, accessibility

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  • BESiDE Method for Sensor-Based Analysis of Building Use in Care Homes


    The BESiDE team have developed a system for capturing quantitative data about how older adults utilise the indoor spaces in residential care homes. The system uses sensors and smart devices to collect data about residents’ movement and activities, and was successfully used in multiple studies in a number of homes.

  • SICSA Community Challenge
    Scoping the challenges - large-scale activity data collection from care home environments

    A Workshop

    As part of the , we ran a workshop at the University of Dundee on the 27th May. This one-day workshop was for the community to meet and explore the main challenges, requirements and best practices regarding large-scale activity data collection from care home environments, and to identify relevant questions such a dataset could and should answer.


    10:00 – 10:30 Registration

  • SiDE User Pool
    Celebration of Contributions to Research

    An Open day

    Around 90 older adults from across Scotland visited the School of Computing at the University of Dundee for a special event to celebrate their work helping researchers to develop more inclusive technologies.

    The Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy (SiDE) User Pool, based in Dundee and including members across Scotland supported 30 academics to complete 50 research activities over the last five years. The User Pool is comprised of individuals who volunteered to help research into the digital exclusion of older adults and people with disabilities. 

  • SICSA HCI All Hands Meeting

    A Scientific Meeting (conference, seminar etc.)

    BESiDE researchers Dr Sebastian Stein and Dr Kyle Montague helped identify common research challenges faced by Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)  research projects across Scotland and brainstormed ideas for potential solutions at the on January 19th at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

  • Digital Economy All Hands Meeting 2014

    A Scientific Meeting (conference, seminar etc.)

    BESiDE contributed to the Digital Economy All Hands Meeting 2014 'The application of Digital Innovation'.

    The Digital Economy All Hands conference brings together the UK's most innovative thinkers and researchers to share ideas on how to impact society across a range of sectors; including, transport, healthcare, financial services, and the creative industries.

  • ACM
    ASSETS 2014

    A Scientific Meeting (conference, seminar etc.)

    BESiDE were at ASSETS 2014, to present our work and hear about cutting edge developments in accessibility research. ASSETS is a significant international conference attracting the experts in accessible computing.

    The BESiDE team were be there as part of the School of Computing’s Social Inclusion team who had an exceptionally high acceptance rate this year. BESiDE's Principal Investigator Prof. Vicki Hanson presented the keynote as a consequence of her Award for Outstanding Contributions to Computing and Accessibility.