University of Alberta Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
Emily Armstrong, BSc
Emily Armstrong graduated from the University of Alberta in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. After a brief stint in industry she joined the Rehabilitation Robotics Lab at the University of Alberta and was promoted to Project Coordinator for Tele-Rehab 2.0 in June 2020. With her skills in communication and engagement, Emily has successfully brought 8 rural communities on board with the project, with a further 10 in progress. She has supervised and assisted with over 60 assessments in the past year.
Martin Ferguson-Pell, Ph.D. FRSA CPhys.
Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine
Martin Ferguson-Pell completed a BSc in physics (1973) at Exeter University in UK and then a PhD in biomedical engineering at the University of Strathclyde (1977), where he subsequently was appointed lecturer for 5 years. In 1982 he was appointed as a Research Scientist in Rehabilitation Engineering at Helen Hayes Hospital. He was appointed in 1995 Founding ASPIRE Chair in Neuromuscular Restoration and Rehabilitation (Disability and Technology) at University College London, Institute of Orthopaedics. In 2007 he became Dean of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at University of Alberta in Canada. Since 2016 he has also led the Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute as Executive Director. From 2011 -2018 he held a range of senior administrative positions at University of Alberta and has now resumed his research and academic interests. He has dedicated his academic career to the application of technologies for people with physical disabilities, studying underlying causes of secondary complications and ways to reduce their incidence. He designed and developed the Rehabilitation Robotics Laboratory at University of Alberta where he uses virtual reality systems to simulate the biomechanical and physiological conditions faced by long-term wheelchair users and elite wheelchair athletes. He is also developing new technologies for virtual health.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
4:30 PM – 4:37 PM ET