At certain points in the design process, there are things which are better tested in a controlled environment. Furthermore, when trying to isolate certain elements of user experience, a proper environment is fundamental. This is why we have a living lab at our disposal, where we can test several interactions and simulate all sorts of scenarios.
The living lab simulates a small home, with a living room, kitchen counter, bedroom and bathroom. This setup is ideal to put participants at ease and test Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) solutions.