(University of Toronto)
Tricia holds a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Systems: Computational Intelligence and Design from the University of British Columbia. Her undergraduate projects range from the implementation of a single handed teleoperation device and interface for a powered wheelchair, to the creation of a cognitive theory based Android application that teaches children with low incidence disorders how to print their name, to the completion of an end-to-end Dropbox-like system that, in collaboration with a pdf reader, helps to gain insight on how clinicians interact with documents and make decisions.
Tricia started her Master of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering at IATSL in the Fall of 2015. Her thesis work will focus on improving the utility and usability of an intelligent powered wheelchair for older adults who may have cognitive or motor impairments. She is most enthusiastic about biomedical/assistive technology solutions that make a positive difference in the lives of those in need of it.