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Tizneem Jiancaro

Photo of Tizneem JiancaroPhD Candidate

Rehabilitation Sciences / Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
(University of Toronto)
(416)597-3422 x7394


Tizneem holds bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Cognitive Science. Her background includes work as a writer/editor and as a researcher, studying human factors. Currently, she is midway through a collaborative PhD in Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science; and teaching a graduate course in ‘Design and Occupational Therapy’. Her primary interest is in ‘systems science’ as it applies to health care.

Tizneem is working on the People and Technology at Home (PaTH) Project to support development of home technologies for people with Alzheimer's disease. In the near term, this work is intended to help developers analyse a situation and determine design requirements. In the long term, we hope to support the independence and quality of life of those with Alzheimer’s disease living at home.

Select Publications

(under Jiancaro / Nagdee)

Jiancaro, T., Mihailidis A. (in review). Context and Cognitive Engineering: Investigating qualitative approaches to sound research. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science.

Jiancaro, T., Jamieson, G. A., & Mihailidis, A. (2013). Twenty Years of Cognitive Work Analysis in Health Care A Scoping Review. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, avialble online. doi:10.1177/1555343413488391.

Wells, R. P., Neumann, W. P., Nagdee, T., & Theberge, N. (2012). Solution Building vs Problem Convincing - Ergonomists Reports on Conducting Workplace Assessments. IIE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors.

Jiancaro, T., Mihailidis, A. (2012). Alzheimer’s, Technology and Home: A Best Practices Design Guide. 44th Annual Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference. Stockholm, Sweden: KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Mihailidis A, Boger J, Czarnuch S, Jiancaro T, Hoey J. Ambient Assisted Living Technology to Support Older Adults with Dementia with Activities of Daily Living. In: Augusto J, Huch M, Achilles K, Maitland J, McCullagh P, Roberts J, et al., editors. Handbook of Ambient Assisted Living: Technology …. Amsterdam, NE: IOS Press; 2012. p. 304–30.

Mihailidis A, Boger J, Hoey J, Jiancaro T. Zero Effort Technologies: Considerations, Challenges, and Use in Health, Wellness, and Rehabilitation. Synthesis Lectures on Assistive, Rehabilitative, and Health-Preserving Technologies 1(2):1–94.