Dr. Adrian Chan
Professor, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University
Dr. Chan is a biomedical engineering researcher with expertise in signal and image processing, sensor systems, and assistive devices.
Dr. Mojtaba Ahmadi
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University
Dr. Ahmadi’s research is in rehabilitation robotics, assistive devices, human-machine interaction, sensing, control theory, and overall biomechatronic systems development. In addition to general robotic application areas, his research covers robotics for patient mobility, stroke rehabilitation, fall detection and prevention, and balance enhancement.
Dr. Claire Davies
Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Queen’s University
Claire Davies has practiced as a rehabilitation engineer and her research focus includes biomechanics, motor control, and design. Her main goal is to develop assistive technology to improve the lives of individuals with cerebral palsy, visual impairment, muscular dystrophy, and older populations.
Dr. Lois Frankel
Associate Professor, School of Industrial Design Institution, Faculty of Engineering and Design, Carleton University
Dr. Frankel is an industrial designer whose work focuses on sensory aspects of design and technology for special populations. Her expertise lies in qualitative User-Centered design research combining sensory anthropology and design approaches. Areas of research interest include: Interaction Design, Participatory Design, Sensory Design Detailing, User Experience Design, and Wearable Computing. She is currently the Sensory Design Editor of the Routledge journal, “The Senses and Society.”
Dr. Audrey Girouard
Associate Professor, School of Information Technology, Carleton University
Audrey Girouard is a human computer interaction researcher pioneering novel interaction techniques, with a focus on deformable user interfaces applied to healthcare, accessibility and creative domains.
Dr. T.C. Nicholas Graham
Professor, School of Computing, Queen’s University
Nicholas Graham is a computer scientist specializing in the design, implementation and evaluation of digital games, with specific focus on games for health. He leads the development of the Liberi exergame for children with Cerebral Palsy, and the Bootle Rumble physiotherapy game.
Dr. Yvan Labiche
Associate Professor, Systems and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Design, Carleton University
Yvan Labiche is a software engineer by training. He is primarily interested in techniques, technologies and tools engineers deploy to verify and validate software, including software with a user interface. He is also interested in empirical software engineering, to bring cost-effective technologies to practitioners.
Dr. Edward Lemaire
Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Edward Lemaire is actively involved with research on technologies that improve mobility for people with physical disabilities. This research includes intelligent prosthetics and orthotics, robotic exoskeletons and smart wheelchairs, biomechanical walking analysis in 3D virtual environments, smartphone approaches to improve clinical decision-making, and eHealth technology to enhance access to education and rehabilitation services. This research combines engineering, biomechanics, signal processing and machine learning, and clinical rehabilitation sciences. In addition, Dr Lemaire is the incoming President for the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics.
Dr. Jesse Stewart
Associate Professor, School for Studies in Art and Culture: Music, Carleton University
Jesse Stewart is an award-winning composer, percussionist, artist, educator, and community activist dedicated to re-imagining the spaces between artistic and academic disciplines, and to fostering healthy communities through the arts. In 2012, he was honoured with the “Instrumental Album of the Year” Juno award for his work with genre-defying trio Stretch Orchestra. In 2014, he was named to the Order of Ottawa. In 2017, he receive the D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning, an international teaching award in recognition of teaching innovation and excellence. His research interests include improvisation studies, experimental music, music and social justice, inclusive music-making, community music, adaptive musical technologies, jazz studies, hip hop studies, and critical pedagogy.
Assistant Professor, School of Industrial Design Institution, Faculty of Engineering and Design, Carleton University
Chantal Trudel is an industrial designer and ergonomist interested in design and human factors considerations in supporting health and wellness for people of all abilities. She draws on over a decade of industry experience in her approach to teaching and research. Areas of research interest include: design of inclusive environments, adaptive technologies and social accessibility.