Our People - Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases

Lora Giangregorio
519-888-4567 x30218
Location: 
TT 1166

Research Interests:

  • Osteoporosis, fracture risk assessment algorithms, exercise interventions for reducing fracture risk in high risk individuals.

  • Bone health and body composition in individuals with neurological impairment due to spinal cord injury (SCI).

  • Medical imaging analysis to explore bone and muscle responses to activity or neurologic impairment, and evaluate new methods for image analysis.

  • Rehabilitation and quality indicators, and in long term care

Schlegel Research Chair in Mobility & Aging

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Fall Prevention, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases, Rehabilitation; Technology Areas→Imaging; Discipline Areas→Kinesiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
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

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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
A. Laing
519-888-4567 x38947
Location: 
BMH 3121

Research Interests:

  • Musculoskeletal biomechanics related to human health and injury prevention, and the role that advanced age has on these relationships.
  • Fall-related tissue trauma including hip fractures, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries
  • Workplace musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD)
  • Orthopedic biomechanics

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Therapeutics; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Kinesiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Monica R Maly

Research Interests

  • Knee biomechanics
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Clinical outcomes
  • Mobility
  • Exercise
  • Muscle
  • Imaging and disability

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases, Rehabilitation; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Kinesiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences
Thomas Willett
519-888-4567 x38405
Location: 
DWE 3505A

Research Interests:

  • Biomaterials and mechanics of biomaterials and tissues

  • Bone quality and fragility, collagen

  • Engineering of bone mimetic materials for skeletal reconstruction (3D printing)

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Cancer, Diabetes, Inflammatory Diseases, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases, Wound Care; Technology Areas→3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Biomarkers, Biomaterials, Computational Modeling, Imaging, Medical Devices; Discipline Areas→Biochemistry, Biology, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Kinesiology, Regenerative Medicine, Tissue Engineering; Faculty→Engineering
Stacey Acker photo
519-888-4567 x31338
Location: 
BMH 1038

Research Interests:

  • Identifying mechanisms linking physical exposures with knee osteoarthritis
  • Global aim of preventing exposure-related musculoskeletal disorders

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Group(s): 
Application Areas→Aging, Biomechanics, Muscle, Joint and Bone Diseases; Technology Areas→Computational Modeling, Disease Modelling; Discipline Areas→Biomechanical Engineering, Kinesiology; Faculty→Applied Health Sciences

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