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Jan Andrysek

Associate Professor & Associate Director, Professional Programs

BScEng (Guelph), MASc (Toronto), PhD (Utrecht, Netherlands), PEng

Research Stream: Clinical Engineering

Laboratory Website:
http://research.hollandbloorview.ca/ResearchCentresLabs/PROPELLab

Email: jan.andrysek@utoronto.ca | Tel: 416-978-1311 | Office: MB329

Additional Contact Information

Bloorview Research Institute

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
150 Kilgour Road, Room 4W-370
Toronto, Ontario M4G 1R8 Canada

416-425-6220, extension 3524 (office)
416-425-1634 (fax)
jandrysek@hollandbloorview.ca

Academic Programs Office

416-978-6102 (office)
meng.ibbme@utoronto.ca (MEng, email)
mhsc.ibbme@utoronto.ca (MHSc, email)

Main Appointments

  • Senior Scientist, Bloorview Research Institute, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Design, development and clinical evaluation of interventions that aim to improve mobility and postural balance in children and adults with lower-limb impairments. This includes the development of new prosthetic and orthotic technologies, as well as evaluation of potential interventions such as video game systems for improving postural balance.

Key words: rehabilitation engineering, prosthetics, orthotics, assistive devices, engineering design, biomechanics, human gait, gait and balance assessment, video-game based rehab, evidence-based practice, technologies for developing countries.