Tom Chau

Tom Chau

Tom Chau | Professor
OOnt, BASc (Toronto), MASc (Toronto), PhD (Waterloo), FAIMBE, FCAE, PEng

Main Appointments

  • Senior Scientist, Raymond Chang Foundation Chair in Access Innovations, Vice President of Research & Director, Bloorview Research Institute, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

Additional Appointments

  • Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Department of Rehabilitation Science
  • Collaborative Program in Neuroscience
  • Adjunct Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

Contact Information

Bloorview Research Institute
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
150 Kilgour Road
Toronto, Ontario M4G 1R8 Canada

+1 416 425-6220, extension 3515 (office) (email)
PRISM Lab (web)

Executive Assistant

Siva Rajaratnam
+1 416 425-6220, extension 3209 (office) (email)

U of T IBBME Office

Lassonde Mining Building (MB), 170 College Street, Room 321
+1 416 978-6108 (office) (email)

Research Themes

Research Interests

The PRISM lab investigates intelligent system technologies and analytical methods, and their exploitation in understanding the physiological underpinnings of functional rehabilitation in children.  In so doing, we seek ecologically relevant, innovative assistive technology solutions to enable children with disabilities to achieve their personal best and with their families, more fully participate in life activities.

Select Publications

Knowledge translation in rehabilitation engineering research and development: A knowledge ecosystem framework. Chau T, Moghimi S, Popovic MR.  Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Jan. 94(1 Suppl):S9-S19.

Automatic single-trial classification of prefrontal hemodynamic activity in an individual with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Power SD, Chau T.  Dev Neurorehabil. 2013. 16(1):67-72.

Design and evaluation of a novel microphone-based mechanomyography sensor with cylindrical and conical acoustic chambers. Posatskiy AO, Chau T.  Med Eng Phys. 2012 Oct. 34(8):1184-90.

The effects of rhythmic sensory cues on the temporal dynamics of human gait. Sejdić E, Fu Y, Pak A, Fairley JA, Chau T.  PLoS One. 2012. 7(8):e43104.

Noninvasive Detection of Thin-Liquid Aspiration Using Dual-Axis Swallowing Accelerometry. Steele CM, Sejdić E, Chau T.  Dysphagia. 2012 Jul 28.

Quantitative classification of pediatric swallowing through accelerometry. Celeste M, Azadeh K, Sejdić E, Berall G, Chau T.  J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2012 Jun 9. 9:34.

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