Lecturer

Contact InformationJennifer Howcroft

Phone: 519-888-4567 x40163
Location: E7 6308

Biography Summary

Jennifer Howcroft is a Lecturer in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

My research has predominantly focused on sensor-based movement analysis in combination with appropriate signal analysis, big data analytics, and artificial intelligence techniques. Predominantly, my research areas of interests are: (1) using biomechanics and wearable-sensor for monitoring and assessing human movement with a focus on fall risk assessments and (2) analyzing naturalistic driving patterns with a focus on older adult driving safety and big data sets.

Research Interests

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Clinical engineering
  • Rehabilitation engineering
  • Gait analysis
  • Wearable sensors
  • Inertial sensors
  • Force and pressure sensors
  • Machine learning
  • Fall risk assessment
  • Naturalistic driving
  • Driving fitness assessment
  • Older adults

Education

  • 2016, Doctorate, Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • 2011, Master's, Clinical Engineering, University of Toronto
  • 2009, Bachelor of Applied Science, Biological Engineering, University of Guelph

Courses*

  • SYDE 181 - Physics 1 (Statics)
    • Taught in 2015
  • BME 161 - Introduction to Biomedical Design
    • Taught in 2018, 2019
  • BME 182 - Physics II - Dynamics
    • Taught in 2019
  • SYDE 261 - Design, Systems, and Society
    • Taught in 2019
  • SYDE 162 - Human Factors in Design
    • Taught in 2019
  • BME 362 - Biomedical Engineering Design Workshop 1
    • Taught in 2018, 2019
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.