Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Website: Intelligent Assistive Technology and Systems Lab (IATSL)
- Barbara G. Stymiest Research Chair in Rehabilitation Technology – Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and University of Toronto
- Associate Professor – Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
- Associate Professor (Cross-appointment) – Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
- Associate Scientist – Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Clinical Integrative Biology Unit (CIB), Toronto
- Site Lead, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery (CPSR)
- Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Rehabiltation Sciences, University of Alberta
- Affiliate Scientist, Research, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Alberta
- Adjunct Professor, Gerontology Program, Faculty of Arts and Science, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia
Currently the Barbara G. Stymiest Research Chair in Rehabilitation Technology at the University of Toronto and Toronto Rehab Institute, Dr. Mihailidis is also a Past-President of RESNA (Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America), and in 2014 was named a RESNA Fellow, one of the highest awards that can be received in the field.
He has been conducting research in the field of pervasive computing and intelligent systems in health for more than 15 years and has published over 150 journal papers, conference papers, and abstracts. He has specifically focused on the development of intelligent home systems for elder care and wellness, technology for children with autism, and adaptive tools for nurses and clinical applications.
Dr. Mihailidis is Co-Director of the Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology for Wellness, Engagement, and Long Life (AGE-WELL), Network of Centres of Excellence, and currently holds several major research grants from internationally recognized funding agencies (NSERC, and CIHR). He has collaborated with researchers from Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and with various industrial partners.
- Mihailidis, A., Melonis, M., Keyfitz, R., Lanning, M., van Vuuren, S., & Bodine, C. (2015). A non-linear contextually aware prompting system (N-CAPS) to assist workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities to perform factory assembly tasks: System overview and pilot testing. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. July 1: 1-9. [Principal Author]
- Hwang, A., Truong, K.N., Cameron, J.I., Lindqvist, E., Nygård, L., & Mihailidis, A. (2015). Co-designing ambient assisted living (AAL) environments: Unravelling the situated context of informal dementia care. Biomed Research International: Special Issue on New Technologies for the Rehabilitation of Chronic Diseases, Jun, 2015. DOI: 10.1155/2015/720483 [Senior Responsible Author]
- Gemma, S., Parra-Dominguez, G.S., Snoek, J., Taati, B., & Mihailidis, A. (2015). Lower Body Motion Analysis to Detect Falls and Near Falls on Stairs. Biomedical Engineering Letters (BMEL), 5, 98-108. DOI: 10.1007/s13534-015-0179-x [Senior Responsible Author]
- Rudzicz, F., Wang, R., Begum, M., & Mihailidis, A. (2015). Speech interaction with personal assistive robots supporting aging-at-home for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS). Special Issue on Speech and Language Processing for AT (Part 3), 7(2), Article 6. DOI: 10.1145/2744206 [Senior Responsible Author]
Post-Doctoral Research Fellows (current)
Primary Supervisor. Ali Asadian. Tele-rehabilitation using a haptic robot.
Primary Supervisor. Belkacem Chikhaoui, University of Toronto.
Primary Supervisor. Ahmed Bilal Ashraf, University of Toronto.
Primary Supervisor. Pooja Viswanathan. Development and evaluation of an intelligent powered wheelchair.
PhD Candidates (current)
Primary Supervisor. Tuck-Voon How, University of Toronto. Supervisee Institution: U of T. The use of pervasive computing in cognitive rehabilitation.
Primary Supervisor. Tizneem Jiancaro, University of Toronto. Assistive technology for cognition best practices guidelines.
Primary Supervisor. Elham Dolatabadi, University of Toronto. An intelligent balance assessment system.
Primary Supervisor. Ahmad Akl, University of Toronto. Automated detection, classification, and prediction of patterns of living.
Primary Supervisor. Amy Hwang, University of Toronto. The design of a graphical user interface for the COACH system.
Primary Supervisor. Isaac Chang, University of Toronto. The design and validation of a smart floor tile to measure physiological data.
Primary Supervisor. Vicky Young, University of Toronto. A speech-recognition interface for an emergency response system.
Co-Supervisor. Justin Chee, University of Toronto. Supervisee Position: PhD Student, Supervisee Institution: University of Toronto. Augmenting assistive mobility devices with biophysical feedback. Collaborator(s): Karl Zabjek.
Co-Supervisor. Stephanie Green (nee Peacock), University of Toronto. Changes in Brain Activation Post-mild Traumatic Brain Injury of Male and Female Minor-league Hockey Players. Collaborator(s): Michelle Keightley (Co-Supervisor).
Master’s Level (Current)
Primary Supervisor. MASc. Harminder Sandhu, University of Toronto.
Primary Supervisor. MASc. Genevieve Foley, University of Toronto.
Primary Supervisor. MASc. Howard Chiam, University of Toronto. Understanding the use of games in stroke rehabilitation.
Primary Supervisor. MASc. Samantha Bergeron, University of Toronto.
Primary Supervisor. MASc. Rajjeet Phull, University of Toronto. Designing new innovative middleware features for ambient assisted living (AAL) systems.
Primary Supervisor. MASc. David Xue, University of Toronto. An intelligent prompting system for children with autism.
Co-Supervisor. MSc. Tammy Craig, University of Toronto. Mediated learning approaches using multi-touch displays. (In-Progress). Collaborator(s): Helene Polatajko (Co-Supervisor).
OCT1262 – Accessibility, Usability, and Universal Design Lab
2015 Nov 9. Invited Speaker. AAL-WELL: Ambient Assistive Living Technology for Wellness, Engagement, and Long Life. ERA-AGE2 Meeting. London, London, City of, United Kingdom.
2015 Oct 8. Invited Speaker. A 30,000 foot look at AT to support older adults. WHO Meeting on Innovations in Aging. Kobe, Japan.
2015 Jun 22. Keynote Speaker. AGE-WELL NCE: Canada’s Technology & Aging Network. Aging2.0 Montreal Chapter Kick-off Event. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
2015 May 27. Keynote Speaker. Disruption Ahead: Transforming Technology for Aging and Healthcare. Scientific Day, Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.