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José Guillermo Colli Alfaro

Master's Student
Biomedical Engineering
jcollial@uwo.ca
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Jose Guillermo Colli Alfaro is currently a M.E.Sc. candidate in Biomedical Engineering at Western University. Since September 2017, he has worked under the supervision of Dr. Ana Luisa Trejos in the WearME Lab; prior to this, he received his B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering at Modelo University in Mexico. His thesis project is focused on the development of a gesture recognition interface for the control of a wearable mechatronic device. His work involves the acquisition and classification of EMG signals from hand and wrist gestures using different machine learning algorithms.

Tyler

Tyler Desplenter

PhD Candidate
Electrical and Computer Engineering
tdesplen@uwo.ca
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Tyler Desplenter is a Ph.D. candidate in the Wearable Biomechatronics Laboratory at Western University, London, Canada. He received his B.E.Sc. degree in Software Engineering with a specialization in Embedded Systems from the Western University in 2013. His research interests include development of control system architectures, biomechanical motion models and computational resource estimation methods. His thesis work is focused on the design and implementation of embedded control systems for wearable mechatronic devices used in rehabilitation of the upper limb.

Nicole

Nicole Devos

Master's Student
Electrical and Computer Engineering
ndevos2@uwo.ca
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In 2015, Nicole graduated from Western University with a B.E.Sc. in Mechatronic Systems Engineering. She is currently pursuing an M.E.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Robotic Control, co-supervised by Dr. Ana Luisa Trejos and Dr. Ken McIsaac. She joined WearME in March 2016. She's focusing on telerehabilitation for neck therapies, in collaboration with Dr. Dave Walton from the School of Physical Therapy at Western University.

Brandon Edmonds

Brandon Edmonds

PhD Candidate
Biomedical Engineering
bedmonds@uwo.ca
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Brandon Edmonds was born in Georgetown, Ontario, in 1991. He received his B.E.Sc. degree in Mechatronic Systems Engineering from Western University in 2015, including a 16-month internship at General Motors (May 2013–August 2014). In September 2015, he joined the WearME Lab to pursue an M.E.Sc. degree in Biomedical Robotics, and in August 2017, he reclassified to a PhD. His research interests include EMG signal acquisition, biomimetic actuators, control systems, and biocompatible exoskeleton design. His thesis proposal is based on the rehabilitation of upper limbs using wearable mechatronics systems, the major goal of which is to design novel biomimetic actuators that provide performance and robustness in a small and flexible form factor.

Emma

Emma Farago

Master's Student
Electrical and Computer Engineering
efarago@uwo.ca
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Emma Farago is currently pursuing an M.E.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. She graduated from the University of Windsor with a B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 2016 and joined the WearME Lab in September 2016. Her research interests lie in the fields of biological signal processing, machine learning, and robotic control systems. Her work involves developing a wearable robotic elbow brace to assist patients with upper-limb rehabilitation. Her thesis is focused on developing classification models that will allow the brace to autonomously assess and monitor patient health.

Allison Goldman

Allison Goldman

Master's Student
Electrical and Computer Engineering
agoldma3@uwo.ca
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Allison Goldman is currently an M.E.Sc. candidate in Electrical Engineering (Biomedical Systems stream) at Western University. Since September 2015, she has worked under the supervision of Dr. Ana Luisa Trejos in the WearME Lab; prior to this, she received her B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering at Queen’s University. Her thesis project is the development of a tool for remote monitoring of the upper limb for MSD physical rehabilitation. Her work involves designing a biosignal acquisition sleeve, an EMG sensing module, and the exploration of sensor fusion techniques.

Anas

Anas Ibrahim

PhD Student
Biomedical Engineering
aibrah43@uwo.ca
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Anas is a Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering in the WearME lab at Western University under the supervision of Dr. Ana Luisa Trejos. He received his B.E.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering in 2015 from Beirut Arab University, and then received his M.E.Sc degree in Software Engineering from Western University. His masters thesis was about finding a new approach for user authentication by leveraging Big Data characteristics using machine learning. His current research interests include the integration and development of new technologies and algorithms in smart wearable devices for upper limb(s) rehabilitation.

Taylor

Taylor Stanbury

Master's Student
Biomedical Engineering
tstsanbur@uwo.ca
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Taylor is an M.E.Sc. candidate in Biomedical Robotics at the WearME Lab at Western University. She received her B.E.Sc. in Mechatronic Systems Engineering from Western University in 2016, including a 16-month internship at Presstran Industries. Her research interests include EMG signal analysis and classification, design and development of wearable mechatronic devices, and control of these devices for rehabilitation.

Jacob

Jacob Tryon

Master's Student
Biomedical Engineering
jtryon@uwo.ca
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Jacob Tryon graduated with a B.E.Sc. in Mechatronic Systems Engineering from Western University in 2016, including a 16-month internship at Trudell Medical International. Currently he is pursuing a M.E.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering Robotics at the WearME Lab. His thesis work is focusing on the development of hybrid EEG/EMG control of wearable mechatronic arm braces. His research interests include brain computer interfaces, biosignal control methods and development of wearable technology for biomedical applications.

Yue

Yue Zhou

PhD Candidate
Biomedical Engineering
yzhou426@uwo.ca
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Yue Zhou is a Ph.D. candidate, supervised by Dr. Ana Luisa Trejos and Dr. Michael D. Naish. His research project in tremor suppression, is part of a collaboration with Dr. Mary E. Jenkins from the University Hospital. Yue received his B.E.Sc. degree in Automation from Tianjin Polytechnic University in 2011. From 2011 to 2013, he conducted research in Computational Neuroscience in Tianjin University. In January, 2014, he joined the WearME Lab obtaining his M.E.Sc. in 2015. Research interests include development of a wearable tremor suppression device, tremor data analysis and development of tremor estimation algorithm.