Philippe Archambault is an occupational therapist and Associate Professor at McGill University. He has expertise in neuroscience and in technology, including robotics and virtual reality. He is interested in the use of technology in rehabilitation, specifically mobility aids, virtual reality, serious games and robotics.
Current students / post-docs
Nahid has a BSc in Occupational Therapy, MSc in NeuroKinetic and PhD in Rehabilitation Science. During her PhD, she developed a novel robot-assisted training protocol, named as "assist-as-asked", which helps stroke patients with moderate-to-severe upper extremity impairments to regain motor function of their paretic arm. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Philippe Archambault. Nahid's area of research is on upper extremity rehabilitation of individuals with stroke using robotics and exergaming.
Harriet is a Master's student in the Integrated Program of Neuroscience at McGill University. She also completed her undergraduate studies in physiology at McGill. Her Master's project aims to study the effects of augmented feedback on motor learning of manual wheelchair propulsion technique, using the miWe simulator. She hopes that this research will help to prevent chronic upper limb pain in manual wheelchair users.
Fadi Chaar is currently completing his master at McGill University in rehabilitation science in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy. He has a bachelors in Kinesiology, where he specialized in clinical exercise physiology. His love for rehabilitation started when his father suffered a stroke and he had little knowledge as to how to help him. His current master’s is a mixed method study based on the validation of the MiWe manual wheelchair system by clinician and expert wheelchair users. He is nearing the end of his masters.
Salman is a phd candidate in rehabilitation
science. His background in mechanical engineering. He graduated from ETS. montreal in masted of science in automated manufacturing engineering in 2016. His passion in health along with his background in Engineering, motivated him to do his Phd in an interdisciplinary program, Application of robotics in rehabilitation science. Salman wishes to be able to contribute to enhance human quality of life.