Research Engineer/Assistant


Arman Hassanpour

Research Assistant

Arman Hassanpour is a Ph.D. candidate in the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences graduate program, specializing in Hearing Science, at Western University. He earned his B.Sc. in Computer Engineering-Hardware and his M.Sc. in Mechatronics Engineering from Qazvin Islamic Azad University in 2008 and 2013, respectively. His research interests encompass digital signal processing, speech intelligibility, electroacoustic assessment of hearing aids, and the application of machine learning in hearing technologies. Arman is an active member of the National Centre for Audiology and the dspfactory Digital Signal Processing Research Laboratory. Currently, he is engaged with the WearME lab on the project titled “Development of a Modular Wearable Device for Parkinson’s Disease Research and Patient Symptom Monitoring.” Under the academic supervision of Dr. Ana Luisa Trejos, Arman contributes to the design and development of the hardware prototype, collaborating closely with all stakeholders. This includes developing firmware to facilitate inter-module communication, data processing, transformation, and storage within the hardware prototype.

Lab Alumni


Niloufar Ahmadian

Research Assistant

Niloufar Ahmadian currently works as a Research Assistant in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Western University. She received her MSc and BSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering from University of Alberta and Isfahan University of Technology, respectively. As a biomechanical enthusiast, Niloufar has had the opportunity to work with several esteemed universities across Canada and has built on her knowledge of movement analyses, bio-signals processing, and experimental design. She gained expertise in various projects, involving markerless and marker-based motion capture systems, wearable sensors, and designing medical devices, with outcomes that introduced novel methods for athletic and clinical assessments. As a member of the WearME lab, Niloufar investigated the combination of physio-psycho-social effects to interpret bio-signals. She is now completing a doctoral degree working under the supervision of Dr. Michael Naish to develop an inclusive dataset and a multi-sensor system for monitoring and coaching fitness exercises with the goal of reducing scientific bias among various demographic groups.

Abelardo Escoto

Abelardo Escoto

Research Associate
Personal profile

Abelardo Escoto received his bachelor’s degree from the Technology Institute of Costa Rica in 2006 and his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Western University in 2008. He worked as mechatronics research engineer in the Wearable Biomechatronics Laboratory (WearMe) focusing on the design and development of smart braces for upper limp rehabilitation from 2013 until 2017. Abelardo also worked at Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics (CSTAR), Lawson Health Research Institute, on the design and development of medical devices for minimally invasive surgery. He has expertise on the design and development of medical devices for minimally invasive surgery and rehabilitation. He currently works as an Engineer at Baylis Medical.