Members

Patrick M. Pilarski, Ph.D. (Faculty)

Dr. Patrick M. Pilarski is a Canada Research Chair in Machine Intelligence for Rehabilitation at the University of Alberta, and an Associate Professor in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Department of Medicine. Dr. Pilarski is a Fellow of the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) and principal investigator with the Reinforcement Learning and Artificial … Continue reading Patrick M. Pilarski, Ph.D. (Faculty)

Michael (Rory) Dawson, M.Sc., P.Eng. (Research Engineer)

Rory is the lead research engineer in the BLINC Lab, and is appointed to the department of Medicine – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Alberta. Rory directly drives and coordinates the engineering projects in the lab related to prosthetics and orthotics including design of training tools, sensory feedback systems, and research platforms. Rory plays … Continue reading Michael (Rory) Dawson, M.Sc., P.Eng. (Research Engineer)

Albert H. Vette, Ph.D. (Faculty)

  Dr. Albert Vette is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and a Research Scientist at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Edmonton.  He also is a member of the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute (NMHI) and an affiliate within the Department of Biomedical Engineering, both at the University of Alberta.  Albert received his … Continue reading Albert H. Vette, Ph.D. (Faculty)

Jason Carey, Ph.D., P.Eng. (Faculty)

Dr. Carey is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Dean (Programs and Planning) of the Faculty of engineering. His general research interests are in the areas of composite and biological materials mechanics, biomedical engineering design, biomechanics of orthodontic treatment and orthodontic imaging, tissue mechanics and sports and injury biomechanics.

Mayank Rehani (Research Associate)

Mayank Rehani is a research associate and study coordinator in the BLINC Lab. He graduated with an MSc in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Alberta in 2013, after completing a BSc with Double Major in Biological Sciences and Psychology (Science) in 2008. He also completed the Project Management Certificate program at the Northern Alberta … Continue reading Mayank Rehani (Research Associate)

Glyn Murgatroyd, BPE, B.Sc.OT (Occupational Therapist)

A graduate of the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Physical Education in 2002 and Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2005. He is an Occupational Therapist who has been working with the adult amputee population in a tertiary rehabilitation setting since 2009. His current focus is working at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital with amputee, peripheral … Continue reading Glyn Murgatroyd, BPE, B.Sc.OT (Occupational Therapist)

Mike Stobbe, CP (Prosthetist)

Mike Stobbe is a research associate with BLINC and works through a collaboration with the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital.  He has been a Certified Prosthetist for 14 years working with all levels of limb amputation but has developed specialty in upper limb prosthetic treatment.  He assists BLINC by interfacing the existing and novel technology used at … Continue reading Mike Stobbe, CP (Prosthetist)

David Home, C.P. (Prosthetist)

David Home is a research associate with BLINC  and works through a collaboration with the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital. He has been a prosthetist for 30 years and has a particular interest in CAD CAM prosthetics.

Alex Kearney (PhD candidate)

Alex Kearney acquired her Bsc in Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2016. She focuses on Artificial Intelligence and Reinforcement Learning. She is now a PhD candidate and is supervised by Rich Sutton and Patrick Pilarski at the University of Alberta in the Reinforcement Learning & Artificial Intelligence Lab and the BLINC lab Alex’s … Continue reading Alex Kearney (PhD candidate)

Kodi Cheng, B.Sc. (M.Sc. Student)

Kodi graduated from the University of Guelph in December 2020 with a B.Sc. in Human Kinetics. During her undergraduate degree, she worked in clinical settings with patients who had various neurological conditions. As well, she undertook a fourth-year research project in which she used gait analysis to investigate the effectiveness of a high intensity exercise … Continue reading Kodi Cheng, B.Sc. (M.Sc. Student)

Liam Jack (B.Sc. Student)

Liam is currently working on completing a BSc in Electrical Nanoengineering, to graduate in the spring of 2021. He joined the BLINC lab in February of 2020 and is currently working on developing wireless embedded systems to upgrade older electronics previously found on upper limb prosthetics. His skills and knowledge will be applied to PCB … Continue reading Liam Jack (B.Sc. Student)

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Previous Lab Members

Eric Wells, M.Sc. Graduate (2020) Currently working as a research assistant at the BLINC lab. Ben Hallworth. Undergraduate Researcher (2017 – 2020) Continuing his B.Sc. in Mechanical (Biomedical) Engineering at the University of Alberta. Alicia MacDonald. Undergraduate Researcher (2018 – 2020) Continuing her B.Sc. in Mechanical (Biomedical) Engineering at the University of Alberta. Cierra Stiegelmar. … Continue reading Previous Lab Members