Wearable Mechatronics LabWestern Engineering

The Wearable Biomechatronics Laboratory develops the next generation of mechatronic systems for rehabilitation. Dr. Ana Luisa Trejos leads an innovative research program aimed at developing nonintrusive, patient-centred, wearable mechatronic devices for rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs). In her laboratory, cutting-edge technologies are merged to develop strategies for identifying and providing ideal treatment for each patient.

Mechatronic devices have already been shown to be beneficial as a complement to existing rehabilitation programs. Further benefit can be obtained from devices that are worn by patients during daily living in order to constantly track musculoskeletal performance. Our purpose consists of  developing novel design solutions that minimize weight and size, improve sensing ability, implement appropriate decision-making control systems and enhance human–device communication.