E. Abdel-Rahman
519-888-4567 x37737
Location: 
DWE 2513B

Research Interests:

  • Dynamics and control of MEMS
  • Design of MEMS devices
  • Micro-power generation
  • Multi-body dynamics and control
  • Biomechanics

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Disease Modelling, Fall Prevention, Industrial Biotechnology, Optometry, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Engineering
Arash Arami
+1-519-888-4567 x37648
Location: 
EC4 1023

Research Interests:

  • Assistive Robotics and Rehabilitation Engineering

  • Neuromechanical Modeling; Robot-Based System ID
  • Human-Robot Interaction and Neural Control
  • Movement Analysis and Sensorimotor Deficit Modeling
  • Smart Implants and Prosthetics
  • Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning 

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Data Science, Disease Modelling, Fall Prevention, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Rehabilitation, Stroke, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Disease Modelling, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Human Factors, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Physiology, Public Health, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
Chris Backhouse
519-888-4567 x31467
Location: 
QNC 3622

Research Interests:

  • Quantum devices (High and low Tc tunnel devices, nanobiotechnology-based devices)
  • Biomedical engineering, MEMS/MOEMS and CMOS integration
  • Lab on chip, medical diagnostic and microfluidic devices
  • Remote sensing and radio astronomy
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Healthcare Systems, Industrial Biotechnology, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Imaging, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Microfluids, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
Gladimir Baranoski
519-888-4567 x35412
Location: 
DC 3520

Research Interests:

  • Simulation, light and matter interactions, biomedical applications
  • Predictive simulation of light interactions with organic and inorganic materials
  • Realistic modeling of material appearance for image synthesis
  • Remote sensing (effects of adverse environmental conditions on crops and forests)
  • Biomedical optics (development of procedures and equipment for the prevention and treatment of different medical conditions, from jaundice to skin cancer)

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YouTube channel

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Healthcare Systems, Personalized Medicine, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Biosystem Engineering, Computer Science, Synthetic Biology; Faculty→Mathematics
Michael Barnett-Cowan
519-888-4567 ext. 39177
Location: 
BMH 1042

Research Interests:

  • Multisensory integration
  • Perception and action
  • Psychophysics
  • The vestibular system
  • Virtual reality

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[Waterloo News] September 25, 2018 "Virtual reality motion sickness may be predicted and counteracted"

[ScienceDaily] December 15, 2018 "Aging warps our perception of time, study finds"

[Record] October 12, 2017 "Aging slows perception of falls: UW study"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Space, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Genetics, Human Factors, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Robotics; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Jen Boger

Research Interests:

  • Intelligent technology
  • Ambient assisted living
  • Zero-effort technology
  • Aging, health, and wellbeing
  • Assistive Technology

Schlegel Research Chair in Technology for Independent Living

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Machine Learning/AI, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Public Health; Faculty→Engineering
C. Burns
519-888-4567 x33903
Location: 
DWE 2508

Research Interests:

  • Ecological Interface Design
  • Cognitive Work Analysis
  • Graphical interface design and visualization
  • Healthcare systems and clinical diagnostic systems

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[CBB researcher story]

[Office of Research] May 22, 2018, CBB Executive Director reappointed for third term 

[YouTube] February 5, 2010 "Research Profile: Catherine Burns"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Diabetes, Healthcare Systems, Targeted Drug Delivery, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Human Factors; Faculty→Engineering
Shi Cao
519-888-4567 x36377
Location: 
DWE 2503

Research Interests:

  • Human factors and cognitive ergonomics (driving, healthcare, aerospace

  • Human performance and mental workload modeling, cognitive modeling

  • Human-computer interaction, interface evaluation and design

  • Controlled experiments, discrete event simulation, computational modeling

  • Perception, decision making, skill learning, fatigue

  • Artificial intelligence

  • ACT-R, QN-ACTR,

  • Wearable devices, environment-aware devices

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling; Discipline Areas→Human Factors; Faculty→Engineering
H. Chen
519-888-4567 x32131
Location: 
LHI 3721

Research Interests:

  • Health informatics
  • Translational research in healthcare and medicine

  • Health system integration
  • Semantic interoperability
  • Healthcare decision making and decision support
  • Health data analytics
  • Medical imaging informatics
  • Patient safety
  • Mobile health
  • Wearable devices

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[Waterloo Stories] July 10, 2017 "Waterloo software improves care for kidney patients"

[CBB researcher story] July 21, 2015 "Data management in Health Care"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science, Disease Modelling, Healthcare Systems, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomedicine, Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Donald Cowan
519-888-4690 or x84690
Location: 
DC 3333B

Research Interests:

  • Web-based systems and applications (software engineering, applications, open data)
  • Software engineering for enterprise management systems (business, government, environment, health)
  • Food safety using modern information and communications technology particularly the Cloud, Web and Mobile systems

  • Agricultural management, precision agriculture and agri‐food technology, traceability from farm to fork

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Data Science, Fall Prevention, Wearable Devices; Discipline Areas→Computer Science; Faculty→Mathematics
B. Fidan
519-888-4567 x38023
Location: 
E3 4119
Contact for: 
Expertise in system/parameter identification, adaptive control and signal processing, mathematical modeling, sensor networks, localization, optimization, driver assistance systems.

Research Interests:

  • Cooperative systems and sensor networks (multi-agent, multi-sensor systems)

  • Nonlinear, adaptive, and switched dynamical systems; robust adaptive control; nonlinear and adaptive control designs for mechatronic systems
  • Control applications (high performance flight and vehicle stability control, biomedical)

  • Robotics and intelligent systems (multi-agent, motion planning, vision control, biomedical and assistive robotics)

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
K.Grindrod
519-888-4567 x21358
Location: 
PHR 4014

Research Interests:

  • Mobile health technologies and social media in medication management

  • Clinical and post-marketing phases of medication use

  • Improve medication use and primary care via emerging technologies (mobile apps, social media)

  • Pharmacy remuneration models and chronic disease management services in the community pharmacy setting

  • Usability of mobile health applications and wearable activity trackers for older adults living with chronic disease.

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​[Daily Bulletin] June 1, 2018, 11 CBB Members Named Outstanding Performance Award Winners

​[Waterloo Stories] November 16, 2016 "The opioid crisis: How pharmacists can help save lives"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Disease Modelling, Healthcare Systems, Personalized Medicine, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Disease Modelling; Discipline Areas→Pharmacology; Faculty→Science
Ehsan Hashemi
519-888-4567 x32205
Location: 
E3 4118

Research Interests

  • Control system development for Driver Assistance Systems
  • Fault-tolerant state estimation for biped robots
  • Distributed Estimation
  • Control Theory
  • Multibody Dynamics

Google Scholar

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Biomechanics, Healthcare Systems, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
J. Hoey
519-888-4567 x37744
Location: 
DC 3613

Research Interests:

  • Assistive technology (physical, cognitive disabilities, dementia)

  • Health informatics

  • Artificial intelligence

  • Computational social science

  • Affective computing, computer vision

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[VJDementia] "The complex issue of emotion" 

[Computer Science News] June 29, 2017 "ACT@Home: An emotionally intelligent cognitive assistant to help people with Alzheimer’s disease"

[Waterloo Stories] January 2, 2013 "Making life easier for those living with Alzheimer's"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Data Science, Healthcare Systems, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Computer Science; Faculty→Mathematics
R. Hughson
519-888-4567 x32516
Location: 
BMH 1101

Research Interests:

  • Vascular aging and brain health
  • Space physiology research
  • Cardiovascular adaptation to exercise

Schlegel Research Chair in Vascular Aging & Brain Health

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[Global Impact] April 2019 "A “Second Heart” to strengthen our golden years" 

[Waterloo News]  June 28, 2018 "AI and radar technologies could help diabetics manage their disease"

[Engineering News] June 28, 2018 "Researchers developing a prick-free glucose monitor"

[RD Magazine] June 28, 2018 "AI and Radar Technologies Could Help Diabetics Manage Their Disease

[Waterloo News] [CBC News] [Gadgets] May 16, 2018, Co-authors discuss the use of aerobic fitness data from wearable tech to predict illness

[Waterloo Stories] April 19, 2016 "Waterloo science aboard the International Space Station"

[Waterloo Stories] October 8, 2013 "Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield joins University of Waterloo"

[Waterloo Stories] December 17, 2012 "Canadian astronaut takes Waterloo research into orbit"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Fall Prevention, Space, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Imaging, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Physiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
N.Jiang
519-888-4567 x33677
Location: 
DWE 2518F

Research Interests:

  • Biological Signal processing
  • Brain-computer interface
  • Human-machine interface
  • Rehabilitation Engineering

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[Office of Research News] March 12, 2018 "Received Early Researcher Award" 

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Stroke, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Human Factors, Physiology, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
L.Jones
519-888-4065 or x84065
Location: 
OPT 360

Research Interests:

  • Clinical trial design
  • Contact lens performance
  • Drug delivery
  • Ocular biomaterials
  • Proteins at interfaces

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University Research Chair

Office of Research - Technology Transfer & Commercialization:

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Industrial Biotechnology, Optometry, Pathogen Detection, Personalized Medicine, Targeted Drug Delivery, Toxicology, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Diagnostics, Drug Development, Imaging, Medical Devices, Microbiome, Polymer, Sensors, Surface Coating, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Industrial Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Pharmacology, Polymer Chemistry, Toxicology; Faculty→Science; University Research Chairs
K. Karim
519-888-4567 x38336
Location: 
E3 3143

Research Interests:

  • Low-dose, low-cost x-ray imaging system (e.g. tuberculosis screening)

  • Circuit technology, Photon counting circuits for biomedical imaging

  • Large area digital medical imaging

  • Silicon Thin-film Applied Research

  • Device physics

  • Amorphous semiconductors and semiconductor devices

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[Engineering News] November 12, 2018 "New X-ray technology to be tested on cancer patients"

[YouTube Lecture] September 30, 2014 "Bending the cost curve: Building a $1000 diagnostic X-ray imager for scalable and sustainable healthcare"

[Office of Research] "Paving the way for a digital X-ray and health-care revolution"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Cardiovascular, Infectious Diseases, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Diagnostics, Imaging, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
Behrad Khamesee
519-888-4567 x35095
Location: 
E3 3148

Research Interests:

  • Smart structures, actuators, biomechanics, assistive devices, human-robot interaction, wearable sensors (fitness, monitoring, fall prevention, Alzheimer's)
  • Ophthalmic instrumentation, senors, technologies and hardware design (MRI, CT, ultrasound)
  • Micro-energy harvester through human locomotion
  • Magnetically driven medical microrobots for drug delivery and microsurgery
  • Regenerative prosthetic knee, and cost-effective prosthetic leg (structural design, sensory system, and controller)
  • Micromanipulation using magnetic levitation
  • Auto-focusing mechanism for microscopy using electrorestrictive
  • ​Clean room applications 

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[Waterloo Stories] August 28, 2018 "New sensor could help doctors monitor patient progress from a distance"

[Waterloo Stories] March 2, 2014 "Charge your phone while you shovel - and shiver"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Rehabilitation, Targeted Drug Delivery, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Medical Devices, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
J. Kofman
519-888-4567 x35185
Location: 
DWE 2513L

Research Interests:

  • Biomedical systems & biomechatronics - rehabilitation, assistive devices, intelligent design of prostheses and orthoses, 3D body surface measurement
  • Optomechatronics - computer vision (2D and 3D), range-image registration, range-sensing, range-sensor design, vision-based 3D surface measurement systems, optical system design, laser-camera range, sensor design, phase-shifting / fringe-projection 3D surface measurement systems, real-time full-field 3D imaging sensors / real-time full-field 3D surface measurement systems, hand-held 3D imaging sensors / hand-held 3D surface measurement systems, vision-based robot control, vision-based human-robot interfaces
  • Robotics - robot teleoperation, robot vision, human-robot interfaces, human-robot interaction, human-guided robot learning, vision-based robot control (visual servoing), human-assistive/service robots

Office of Research - Technology Transfer & Commercialization:

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Mental Health, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
Kulic
519-888-4567 x37260
Location: 
E5 4044

Research Interests:

  • Robotics, robot learning

  • Humanoid robots

  • Human-robot interaction

  • Machine learning

  • Mechatronics

  • Human motion analysis (sports training, rehabilitation)

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[Waterloo News] May 18, 2017 "Technology aims to improve physiotherapy outcomes using sensors and machine learning"

[CBB researcher story] January 9, 2013 "An Improved Road to Recovery"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Machine Learning/AI, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Electrical and Computer Engineering, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
Yuning Li
519-888-4567 x31105
Location: 
QNC 5614

Research Interests:

Development of organic materials and nanomaterials for printed and organic optical and electronic devices

  • Environmentally stable polymer semiconductors for biological and chemical sensors in applications in smart food packaging, health care devices, wearable electronics, etc.
  • Polymers derived from biologically active compounds for biological and biochemical sensors
  • Electrically highly conductive polymers for thermoelectrics, batteries, and solar cells
  • Low-temperature processable metal nanoparticle conductive inks
  • P-type and n-type high charge carrier mobility small molecules and p-conjugated polymers for organic field effect transistors, which have applications in RFIDs and displays
  • Novel synthetic chemistry for conjugated polymers
  • Single-walled carbon nanotubes and graphene

Design, fabrication, and characterization of organic electronics

  • Chemical/biosensors​
  • Organic thin film transistors (OTFTs) or organic filed effect transistors (OTFTs)
  • Small molecule and polymer bulk-heterojunction photovoltaics (OPV) (solar cells)
  • Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSC)
  • Perovskite solar cells
  • Organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs)
  • Photodiode and phototransistor based organic/polymer photodetectors

​Office of Research - Technology Transfer & Commercialization:

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science, Healthcare Systems, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Imaging, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Polymer, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Chemistry, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Nanotechnology, Polymer Chemistry; Faculty→Engineering
V. Maheshwari
519-888-4567 x38885
Location: 
QNC 5619

Research Interests:

  • High Resolution flexible pressure and tactile sensors

  • Microbial fuel cells

  • Nano electrodes for electrochemical detection

  • Flexible Electrodes for bio-interfacing, electrical mapping self-powered devices

  • Cell-inorganic composites
  • Multi-functional materials and devices
  • Wearable sensors
  • Composite membranes
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Diabetes, Healthcare Systems, Pathogen Detection, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Robotics, Sensors, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Bionanotechnology, Chemistry, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Science
Bill McIlroy
519-888-4567 x38109
Location: 
BMH 3030

Research Interests:

  • Neuroscience and neurological disorders
  • Balance, gait, exercise
  • Aging
  • Understanding how the brain and other parts of the central nervous system control movements of the body
  • Using advanced measurements systems to improve recovery time after a neurological injury (such as a stroke) and minimize age-related effects on movement control (such as reducing the risk of falling). 
  • Electroencephalography and electromyography
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation, magnetic resonance imaging, peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Galvanic skin measurement
  • Eye-tracker, motion analysis, and kinetic measurement

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[Waterloo News] August 19, 2015 "Wearable technologies will improve stroke rehabilitation"

[Waterloo Stories] February 4, 2014 "Finding your way after a stroke"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Stroke, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Imaging, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Human Factors, Kinesiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Stewart McLachlin
Location: 
E3 2113

Research interests:

  • Medical devices relating to orthopaedic surgery
  • Aging, biomechanics, personalized medicine, virtual reality, wearable devices, surgical navigation
  • 3D printing/additive manufacturing, actuators, computational modelling, imaging, medical devices

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Personalized Medicine, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Computational Modeling, Imaging, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
J. McPhee
519-888-4567 x35341
Location: 
E3 4114

Research Interests:

  • Biomechanics engineering (injury rehabilitation, assistive devices for elderly, athletes, disabled)

  • Mechatronic and robotic systems

  • Multibody system dynamics

  • Computational methods for analysis and design

  • Advanced vehicle systems

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Canada Research Chair in Biomechatronic System Dynamics [Canada Research Chair Profile]

NSERC/Toyota/Maplesoft Industrial Research Chair in Mathematics-Based Modelling and Design [NSERC Profile]

[Waterloo Stories] February 20, 2019 "Engineering innovation for wheelchair curlers"

[Waterloo Stories] August 5, 2016 "Rio Olympics 2016: Engineering speed for the Canadian track cycling team"

[Waterloo Stories] June 17, 2015 "Waterloo’s $10M dream facility for smarter, greener cars"

Office of Research - Technology Transfer & Commercialization:

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Rehabilitation, Stroke, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI, Robotics; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering; Canada Research Chairs; NSERC Industrial Research Chairs
Plinio Morita
519-888-4567 x31372
Location: 
BMH 3708

Research Interests:

  • mHealth and wearable technology design
  • Ubiquitous sensors for smart homes and remote patient monitoring
  • Big data and health data analytics
  • Technology to support longer independent living

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[MaRS] April 26, 2018 "UbiLab team wins Healthy Behaviour Data Challenge"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Cancer, Data Science, Diabetes, Disease Modelling, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Mental Health, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Wearable Devices, Wound Care; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Disease Modelling, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Human Factors, Public Health; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
P. Nieva
519-888-4567 x37786
Location: 
E3 4106

Research Interests:

  • Point-of-care diagnostic systems and monitoring (healthcare, wearable technology, sensors and devices)

  • Biosensors - Protein sensor for Heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) and point-of-care medical diagnostics (biomarkers)

  • Hybrid and electric vehicles (lithium ion batteries, power management, energy storage, sensors)

  • Micro-electromechanical systems/nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS) for harsh environments (automotive, aerospace, turbomachinery, oil-well/logging, nuclear power, communications)

  • MEMS/NEMS, nanomaterials, biosensors, devices, biomanipulators, biosystems, packaging, microassembly

  • Micropower generation, microfabrication, self-contained integrated microsystems

ResearchGate

[Waterloo Stories] July 5, 2012 "A tiny machine to predict heart attacks"

[Waterloo Engineering] April, 2015 "Tiny technology to prevent the risk of skipping a beat or worse"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cardiovascular, Healthcare Systems, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Imaging, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Microfluids, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Bionanotechnology, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Engineering
S. Peterson
519-888-4567 x38722
Location: 
ERC 3022

Research Interests:

  • Biological fluid dynamics, fluid/structure interaction, vortex dynamics, diagnostic methods

  • Energy harvesting

  • Cardiovascular and mechanical blood flow models

  • Human phonation, vocal fold modeling

  • Stent modeling and design

  • Biomimetic propulsors

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[CBB researcher story] January 8, 2013 "The Ability to be Heard Above the Crowd"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cardiovascular, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Physiology; Faculty→Engineering
M.Pope
519-888-4567 x30153
Location: 
QNC 5606

Research Interests:

  • Flexible, wearable energy storage and sensing technologies
  • Graphene production and post-processing techniques
  • Directed assembly of 2D nanomaterials at the air-water interface
  • Bottom-up assembly approaches for energy storage, sensing and electrocatalysis
  • Supercapacitors
  • Next generation batteries
  • Electrochemical sensors
  • ​Thin films and membranes
  • Nano-materials

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Office of Research - Technology Transfer & Commercialization:

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Environmental Biotechnology, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Polymer, Sensors, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biosystem Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Biotechnology, Polymer Chemistry; Faculty→Engineering
P. Poupart
519-888-4567 x36239
Location: 
DC 2514

Research Interests:

  • Machine learning and reasoning under uncertainty (artificial intelligence, computational statistics, decision and control theory)

  • Health informatics (assistive technologies, behaviour recognition, smart walkers, Alzheimer’s monitoring)

  • Natural language understanding (dialogue management, semantic analysis)

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[National Post] May 11, 2018, weighs in on how Google's A.I. personal assistant sparks concerns about future of communication

[The Record] May 8,2018, have ties with a new Montreal sports analytics research lab in Kitchener

[Markets Insider] February 5, 2018 "Borealis AI increases brain power by adding top AI talent"

[The Globe and Mail] February 4, 2018 "How we can leverage AI to bridge academia and business"

[Waterloo Stories] April 12, 2013 "Breaking the fall: Smart walker will help prevent injuries"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Healthcare Systems, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Mathematics
C. Ren
519-888-4567 x33030
Location: 
E3 3165
Contact for: 
Expertise in microfluidics, Lab-on-a-Chip technology, protein and DNA separation towards disease diagnosis and drug discovery, living cell analysis and water toxicity testing.

Research Interests:

  • Protein and DNA separation analysis towards disease diagnosis and drug discovery

  • Biosensing and Devices (bacterial, proteins, fluorescence)

  • Living cell analysis and water toxicity testing

  • Lab-on-a-Chip technology (point-of-care biomedical diagnosis , chemical detection, protein separation and identification, environmental testing)

  • Micro-scale fluid mechanics, droplet microfluidics and nanofluidics

  • High Throughput Screening For Drug Screening
  • Manufacturing Nanomaterials and Carbon Management

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Canada Research Chair in Lab-on-a-Chip Technology [Canada Research Chair Profile]

[Waterloo Stories] June 14, 2012 "Creating the tiny future of science"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Healthcare Systems, Infectious Diseases, Pathogen Detection, Personalized Medicine, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Microfluids, Sensors, Vaccines; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biophysics, Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology; Faculty→Engineering; Canada Research Chairs
Manoj Sachdev
519-888-4016 or x84016
Location: 
E5 4002

Research Interests:

  • Flexible and wearable electronics

  • Displays (television, cell phone, and computer)

  • Solid-state lighting

  • Digital circuit design for low power, low voltage applications

  • High performance mixed-signal circuit design

  • Robust design practices for VLSI

  • VLSI testing and design for testability techniques for current and logic testing

  • VLSI quality, reliability and yield improvement techniques

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Office of Research - Technology Transfer & Commercialization:

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Medical Devices, Microfluids; Discipline Areas→Electrical and Computer Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
A. Salehian
519-888-4567 x38531
Location: 
E5 3046
Contact for: 
Expertise in energy harvesting from human motion using smart materials and active structures.

Research Interests:

  • Energy harvesting using smart materials (medical implants, magnetostrictive materials and piezoelectrics)

  • Structural Dynamics

  • Wind turbines vibrations reduction for the non-audible frequency range

LinkedIn

[Waterloo Stories] December 2, 2013 "Smart tech for medical implants"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Space, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Computational Modeling, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
Siby Samuel
519-888-4567 x37656
Location: 
EC4 2119

Research Interests:

  • Simulation & Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality
  • Novice And Older Driver Training
  • Predictive & Conceptual Modeling Of Behavior
  • Eye Tracking
  • Attention & Cognition
  • Perception
  • Decision Making
  • Aging
  • Automotive Human Factors
  • Autonomous Vehicles And Connected Vehicles & Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Caregiver Behaviors & Errors
  • Assistive & Automotive Interfaces
  • Vulnerable Road User Safety (Pedestrians & Bicyclists)
  • Motorcyclist Safety
  • Special Populations (ADHD & Dementia)
  • Traffic Control Devices & Roadway Infrastructure Design
Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Data Science, Healthcare Systems, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Diagnostics, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biosystem Engineering, Human Factors, Kinesiology, Physics, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
Oliver Schneider
519-888-4567 x38505
Location: 
CPH 3677

Research Interests

  • Virtual Reality
  • Wearables Devices
  • Computer Human Interaction, haptics, design
  • Data Science
  • Mental Health
  • Nutritional Science

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[YouTube] October 11, 2018 "DualPanto: A Haptic Device that Enables Blind Users to Continuously Interact with Virtual Worlds"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Data Science, Mental Health, Nutritional Science, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI, Robotics, Sensors, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Human Factors, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
George Shaker
+1 519-498-5173
Location: 
E5 4126

Research Interests:

  • Bio-wearable electronics and systems
  • Bio-electromagnetics, bio-technology, bio-sensors and energy harvesting systems
  • RF/microwave/millimeter wave/Terahertz (THz) circuits and antenna systems
  • Radio frequency (RF)/microwave packaging and Electromagnetic compatibility 
  • (EMC)/Electromagnetic interface (EMI) analyses
  • Vehicle and UAV wireless communications, navigation systems, and telematics systems
  • Complex propagation and scattering phenomena
  • Devices and novel electromagnetic materials and wireless sensors

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[Waterloo News]  June 28, 2018 "AI and radar technologies could help diabetics manage their disease"

[Engineering News] June 28, 2018 "Researchers developing a prick-free glucose monitor"

[RD Magazine] June 28, 2018 "AI and Radar Technologies Could Help Diabetics Manage Their Disease

[Engineering News] July 5, 2016 "Waterloo wins big with tiny power device"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Data Science, Diabetes, Environmental Biotechnology, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Industrial Biotechnology, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Optometry, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Space, Targeted Drug Delivery, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices, Wound Care; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Actuators, Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Bionanotechnology, Biosystem Engineering, Biotechnology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial Biotechnology, Public Health, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering
D. Stashuk
519-888-4567 x32982
Location: 
DWE 2513E

Research Interests:

  • Electrophysiological characterization of neuromuscular disorders

  • Autonomous and knowledge systems

  • Machine perception and sensors

  • Image processing and analysis, pattern analysis and recognition

  • EMG signal decomposition, simulation and quantitative EMG and DQEMG

  • Biomedical engineering

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Neurodegenerative Diseases, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Imaging, Medical Devices, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Physiology; Faculty→Engineering
J. Tung
519-888-4567 x43445
Location: 
E7 3428

Research Interests:

  • Rehabilitation engineering and assistive technologies (gerontology, Osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, fall risk in stroke survivors, and rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury)

  • Neuromotor control

  • Biomedical signal analysis

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[Waterloo Stories] July 8, 2014 "GPS technology may help detect Alzheimer’s disease earlier"

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Data Science, Fall Prevention, Healthcare Systems, Mental Health, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Personalized Medicine, Rehabilitation, Stroke, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Diagnostics, Imaging, Machine Learning/AI, Medical Devices, Robotics, Sensors; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Kinesiology, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
J. Yeow
519-888-4567 x32152
Location: 
E3 3159

Research Interests:

  • MEMS/NEMS

  • Nanodevices and carbon nanotube-based sensors for biomedical applications (early disease detection)

  • Microassembly and micromirror devices for genetic microarray reading and tissue imaging

  • Lab-on-a-chip designs

Canada Research Chair in Micro and NanoDevices [Canada Research Chair Profile]

Group(s): 
Application Areas→Cancer, Cardiovascular, Pathogen Detection, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Actuators, Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Microfabrication, Robotics, Sensors, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Nanotechnology, Robotics; Faculty→Engineering; Canada Research Chairs
B. Zhao
519-888-4567 x38666
Location: 
E6 1006

Research Interests:

  • Bionanomaterials and “soft” interfaces

  • Biomimetic adhesion, bio-integrated devices

  • Nanoparticles synthesis, functionalization and dispersion, nanocomposites

  • Polymers, interfacial phenomena and surface chemistry

  • Advanced coating and adhesive bonding technology

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[Waterloo Stories] December 16, 2016 "New Gecko Gripper can be used in manufacturing and medicine"

[YouTube Video] June 11, 2015 "Zebra Mussel-inspired Electrically Conductive Polymer Nanofiber"

[Waterloo Stories] September 16, 2013 "Waterloo researcher is developing nano-glue for electronics"

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Industrial Biotechnology, Wearable Devices; Technology Areas→Biomaterials, Medical Devices, Polymer, Surface Coating; Discipline Areas→Bioprocessing/Biochemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Polymer Chemistry; Faculty→Engineering

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