Ph.D. University of Western Ontario, Electrical & Computer Engineering (2012)
M.A.Sc. University of British Columbia, Mechanical Engineering (2000)
B.Sc. Universidad de Costa Rica, Mechanical Engineering (1997)
My research has focused on the design, integration and evaluation of mechatronic devices that are aimed at providing medical care. This experience led me to establish the Wearable Biomechatronics Laboratory in 2013, dedicated to the design of wearable mechatronic devices for upper body rehabilitation and motion assistance, including wearable devices for tremor suppression and smart orthotic devices for elbow, wrist, hand and neck rehabilitation. My research has focused on designing novel sensing and actuation components, creating models based on sensed biosignals, and developing intelligent and adaptive control systems, as well as their overall integration into unobtrusive wearable mechatronic devices.