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Dr. James Tung

Photo of James TungPhD Candidate

Department of Computer Science and Department of Kinesiology

University of Waterloo
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James' research is focused on developing ambulatory monitoring devices to measure human movement patterns towards maintaining independent mobility for current and future Canadian seniors. These tools permit clinicians and researchers to observe real-world behaviour in their everyday environments and collect information over extended periods to capture rare events and track changes over time. Specifically, two research themes are being explored: i) evaluating the real-world effectiveness of mobility assistive devices to inform new designs, and ii) developing ambulatory monitoring tools to profile and monitor mobility patterns in patients with Alzheimer's disease.

James completed his undergraduate (Guelph) and Master's (McGill) degrees in Biomedical Engineering expects to defend his doctoral work on the iWalker project in late 2009. Currently, James is engaged as a post-doctroal fellow at the University of Waterloo.