Clinical Engineering

IBBME’s clinical engineers design technologies, devices and strategies for people with chronic disease, traumatic injury, disabilities and mobility limitations to help them integrate more fully with their environment.

Check out the case studies below to learn about the exciting research done here at IBBME:

Neural Rehabilitation

Accessing the right to communication for children and youth with complex disabilities
Tom Chau with PRISM lab students

Professor Tom Chau helps young people with complex disabilities connect with the world around them.

As a senior scientist and vice-president of research at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Chau leads the Paediatric Rehabilitation Intelligent Systems Multidisciplinary (PRISM) Lab to develop sensing, signal processing and machine-learning methods that enable children and youth with various disabilities to communicate and interact with their environment.

One of his recent foci is to use a non-invasive technique known as near-infrared spectroscopy — to decode brain patterns in young people with severe neurological disability. The signals can then be articulated through various access technologies to enable communication between the patient and their caregivers.

Prosthetics

Interactive Technology

Core Faculty in this Research Stream

Jan Andrysek

Associate Professor

Berj Bardakijan

Professor

Elaine Biddiss

Assistant Professor

Chris Bouwmeester

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

Tom Chau

Professor

Geoff Fernie

Professor

Azadeh Kushki

Assistant Professor

Kei Masani

Assistant Professor

Ofer Levi

Associate Professor

Alex Mihailidis

Professor

David Steinman

Professor

Milos Popovic

Professor

Paul Yoo

Associate Professor

José Zariffa

Assistant Professor