Principal investigator

James Tung

With degrees in Biomedical Engineering (Guelph, McGill) and Rehabilitation Science (Toronto), James Tung is a Canadian engineer and Associate Professor with the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo. His primary research is focused on developing advanced assistive technologies to prevent injuries, improve assessment/diagnostic capabilities, and optimizing treatment for individuals with chronic conditions. With expertise in neuromotor control, biomedical signal processing, and mechatronic devices, Dr. Tung develops and clinically tests novel healthcare technologies. Previous projects include developing techniques to assess fracture risk in individuals with osteoporosis, manage pressure ulcer risk in spinal cord injury, and rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury. Dr. Tung is developing methods and devices to capture early symptoms of disease or assess the risk of a disruptive event (e.g., falls, wandering) using wearable sensing, improve adaptability and functioning of prosthetics, and assistive robotics to extend safe mobility for individuals with mobility disabilities (e.g., robotic walkers, exoskeletons).