Portrait of Alex Mihailidis

Alex Mihailidis


BASc (Toronto), MASc (Toronto), PhD (Strathclyde), PEng

Research Stream: Clinical Engineering

Laboratory Website:

Email: alex.mihailidis@utoronto.ca | Tel: 416 946-8565 | Office: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, 500 University Avenue, Room 438, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1V7 Canada

Main Appointments

  • Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
  • Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering
  • Senior Scientist & Barbara G. Stymiest Research Chair in Rehabilitation Technology, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI), University Health Network
  • Scientific Director, AGE-WELL

Additional Appointments

  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Rehabilitation Science

Research Interests

Dr. Mihailidis conducts research in the field of pervasive computing and intelligent systems in health. He has specifically focused on the development of intelligent home systems for elder care and wellness, technology for children with autism, and adaptive tools for nurses and clinical applications. His research has been completed through collaborations with other researchers in this field from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and with various industrial partners.

Stories & Media

Cover image of research gallery of 2019

Research Gallery 2019

  • The HERO Glove assists stroke and spinal cord injury survivors to extend their hand and grasp with more force. The HERO Glove enables people to perform activities of daily living like opening water bottles, cutting food and writing independently at home.
  • The Toronto Rehab’s driving simulator (DriverLab) located at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute can look at the safety and acceptability among older adults with potential cognitive impairments such as dementia.