Jaimie Borisoff

Research Interests

  • Accessibility
  • Mobility
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sensory substitution
  • Wheelchair


Canadian Research Chair, Rehabilitation Engineering Design, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Adjunct Professor, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Research Director, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Ph.D. (Neuroscience) [University of British Columbia]
B.A.Sc. (Engineering Physics) [University of British Columbia]

Dr. Borisoff focuses his research on how technology development can improve accessibility and mobility for people with SCI. One focus of his work is on expanding patients’ ability to interact more fully with others, the environment, and their world. This includes dynamic wheeled mobility, the ability to change your position in a wheelchair to suit different daily activities. Rehabilitation Engineering Design looks at how people use devices in real life and, from these observations, designs better versions of the devices. In the long term, Dr. Borisoff wants to merge current models with newer technologies like robotics and exoskeletons in order to increase the ways in which technology can improve the lives of people with SCI.

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