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Adrian Chan

Systems and Computer Engineering

Phone:613.520.2600 x 1535
Office:Canal Building Room 6201

Research Interests

My research is in biomedical engineering with expertise in biomedical signal processing, biomedical image processing, and non-invasive sensor systems. Applications of my research include assistive and rehabilitation devices, para-sport, and the intersection of technology, disability, and history. I also serve as Director for the NSERC CREATE Research and Education in Accessibility, Design, and Innovation (READi) training program.


Engineering is service profession that applies engineering and scientific principles and knowledge for the betterment of society, and, as a biomedical engineer, my work has always involved highly interdisciplinary teams. I believe the pursuit of an accessible and inclusive society is important and meaningful, and such work can positively impact many members of my communities, including family, friends, and colleagues. I also have a strong commitment as an educator, and believe education an important factor in accessibility.

Selected Publications

Beange K, Chan ADC, Beaudette SM, Graham RB, “Concurrent validity of a wearable IMU for objective assessments of functional movement quality and control of the lumbar spine”, accepted to Journal of Biomechanics, 2019.

Morbi A, Mojtaba M, Chan ADC, Langlois R, “A Stability-Guaranteed Assist-as-Needed Controller for Powered Orthoses”, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 745-752, 2014. doi:10.1109/TCST.2013.2259593

Ahmadi M, Chan ADC, Davies C, Frankel L, Girouard A, Graham T.C., Labiche Y, Lemaire E, Stewart J, Trudel C, “Research and Education in Accessibility, Design, and Innovation: Integrating Post-Secondary Training in Accessibility”, Canadian Engineering Education Conference, Vancouver BC, Canada, 2018.

Gal AM, Hay DC, Chan ADC, “2 and 3-dimensional biomechanical analysis of the linear stroking cycle in the sport of sledge hockey: Glenohumeral joint kinematic, kinetic and surface EMG muscle modeling on and off ice”, 13th International Symposium on 3D Analysis of Human Movement (3DAHM), Lausanne, Switzerland, pp. 108-111, 2014.