Philippe Archambault, PhD
Principal Investigator: BRILLIANT
Philippe Archambault, OT, PhD is a Full Professor at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University and co-scientific director of the Interdisciplinary Research Center in Rehabilitation (CRIR). Dr. Archambault’s research focuses on the use of technology for the rehabilitation of physical disabilities. Specifically, he is involved in the development and testing of a simulator for the training of power wheelchair driving skills. This simulator works on a standard computer, is low-cost, and can be used at home or in a clinical setting. Research so far has shown that participants drive similarly in the simulator and in a real wheelchair. An ongoing project is looking at the effects of simulator-training on real power wheelchair driving skills. In other works, Dr Archambault is looking at the effectiveness of robotic-based therapy to improve arm function in people with stroke. The robotic device works as a smart exercise system, able to offer assistance or resistance, as needed, to arm movements. His research is carried out at the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital.
Dr. Archambault will be involved in a number of specific BRILLIANT research projects.
Biomedical Research and Informatics Living Laboratory
for Innovative Advances of New Technologies