Intelligent Assistive Technology and Systems Lab, Toronto Rehab Institute
M. Reza Faieghi, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral fellow with the Artificial Intelligent and Robotics in Rehabilitation group at KITE, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, ON. He is currently working with Drs. Andrea Iaboni, Shehroz Khan and Babak Taati on several projects in the areas of wearable devices, unobtrusive monitoring and data analytics.
Reza obtained his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Western University, London, ON in 2018, under the supervision of Dr. Remus Tutunea-Fatan and Dr. Roy Eagleson. His doctoral research was focused on the development of haptic-augmented virtual reality surgery simulators for open orthopedic surgeries. From 2017 to 2018, Reza was a visiting scholar with the Surgical Mechatronics Lab, Roth McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre, St. Joseph's Health Care, London, ON where he worked with Dr. Louis Ferreira on the development control systems for robotic orthopedic surgery platforms and software tools for structural analysis of bone. In 2017-2018, Reza was also a research assistant with the Smart Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Systems Lab, where he worked with Dr. Nasser Azad on control systems for smart vehicles.
Reza's research interests involve robotics, haptics, virtual reality, unobtrusive monitoring and data analytics with applications in surgery simulation and rehabilitation. His research has been reported in more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings and book chapters (Link to Google Scholar Profile). Reza's research has been acknowledged by several academic awards, including two top-ranked paper distinctions, a poster award, two Ontario Graduate Scholarship awards, to name a few.