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Human mobility, or moving the body from one location to another, is a fundamental capability that facilitates physical, cognitive, and social health. The Neural and Rehabilitation Engineering (NRE) Lab was established to advance independent mobility for over 3 million Canadian adults living with a mobility disability. Drawing on knowledge in sensors, signal processing, robotics, and machine learning, the mission of the NRE Lab is to develop and apply novel: I) methods to measure human motor control in real-world conditions, and II) assistive technologies to facilitate mobility and optimize motor rehabilitation. All projects are externally funded, incorporate both clinical and industry partners, and address issues with strong social and economic impact.

Third Age Learning Group - Guelph talk Oct 11/23

AI is a technology that is undoubtedly transforming our society, including healthcare. In this session, Dr. Tung will discuss the breadth of AI’s impact on healthcare to date and future applications on the horizon. Medical imaging has perhaps felt the impact of AI most significantly so far with the ability of AI systems to analyze CT, MRI, ultrasound and x-ray imaging. However, many facets of our complex healthcare system will be impacted. The benefits of AI can be seen with examples such as development of novel drugs, making recommendations for therapeutics and treatment plans, optimizing patient flow in hospitals, and biometric monitoring with wearables that will change the way people are treated and assessed.

This session will highlight how AI is impacting health care and the future evolution of medical applications of AI. Insights into Dr. Tung’s research in assistive mobility and rehabilitation will also be discussed in the context of future use.

Link to slides (PDF format)