Principal Investigators

Located at the Lees Avenue Campus
200 Lees Avenue, Room E020, Ottawa ON CANADA

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Daniel L Benoit, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Rehabiliation Sciences, University of Ottawa

Dr. Benoit’s research uses both in vivo and in vitro techniques to study the relationships between muscle activation, joint kinematics and joint contact forces to determine their influence on joint stabilisation and soft tissue loading. He has also published extensively on the issue of soft tissue artifact and  in vivo knee joint kinematics, this research having been cited by over two hundred articles and used in clinical textbooks such as Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System (2nd ed.) by DA Neumann.

Heidi Sveistrup, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Rehabiliation Sciences, University of Ottawa

Dr Sveistrup developed the Motor Control Laboratory at the University of Ottawa in 1995 and is a world leader in the use of VR in rehabilitation. Her research addresses two areas: 1) development of novel (high and low) technologies including VR for community and institutional based rehabilitation and 2) basic mechanisms of balance control. During her tenure at the University of Ottawa, Dr Sveistrup has nurtured an extensive network of clinical and research collaborators to support and participate in the work conducted by her group.

Virtual Reality and Rehabilitation Laboratory »

Using multi-disciplinary research to bridge the gap from theory into practice in the rehabilitation sciences