University of Toronto
Amanda joined the IATSL team in January 2011. Amanda is working with older adult powered wheelchair users and the CanWheel research team to describe the variation in power mobility over a 2 year period among various cohorts of wheelchair users. It is hoped that this work will develop a deeper understanding of satisfaction and successful outcomes associated with wheelchair use.
Amanda is also involved with several other projects in the lab including, a project to study the use of a navigation and anti-collision system for power wheelchair users, the development of an automated prompting system to teach handwashing to autistic children, and the development of an intelligent haptic robotic device for upper-limb stroke patients.
Amanda holds a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy and an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology from the University of Toronto. During her Masters degree, Amanda collaborated on a national study of physiotherapy mobility practices in the Intensive Care Unit for patients who have an external ventricular drain.