Students

 

PhD Students

Isao Sakamaki – PhD in Rehabilitation Science

 

 

 

 

 

Background: MSc in Electrical Engineering, University of New Mexico, USA, 2003
Supervisor: Dr. Kim Adams
Research Area: Assistive Technologies and Haptic Feedback System for Children with Disabilities
Research Interests: Assistive Technology; Haptic feedback system; Mobility aid
Email: isao@ualberta.ca

 

MSc Students

Nooshin Jafari – MSc in Rehabilitation Science

Background: MSc in Biomedical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, 2010
Supervisor: Dr. Kim Adams
Research Area: Assistive Technologies and Haptic Feedback System for Children with Disabilities
Research Interests: Assistive Technology development and evaluation for children with disabilities
Email: njafari@ualberta.ca

 

International Students

Lina Maria Becerra Puyo - Occupational Therapy

 

 

 

 

 

Background: Occupational Therapy Student, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota
Supervisor: Dr. Kim Adams
Research Area: Assistive Technology for Assessing Skills and Accessing Play
Research Interests: Assistive Technology; Play in children with severe disabilities
Email: becerrap@ualberta.ca

Paola Rocio Esquivel Ortiz - Occupational Therapy

 

 

 

 

 

Background: Occupational Therapy Student, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota
Supervisor: Dr. Kim Adams
Research Area: Assistive Technology for Assessing Skills and Accessing Play
Research Interests: Assistive Technology; Play in children with severe disabilities
Email: esquivel@ualberta.ca

 

Project-based Master’s students

Speech Pathology and Audiology (SPA) students in their course, SPA 900 – Directed Research Project

 

Past students

 

Liliana Alvarez – PhD in Rehabilitation Science (Graduated 2014)

Background: BScOT, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia, 2007; Master of Biomedical Sciences, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, 2009
Supervisor: Dr. Al Cook & Dr. Kim Adams
Research Area: Children’s Developmentand Assistive Technology - Developmental cognitive neuroscience and Assistive Technology
Research Interests: Assistive Technology for people with disabilities; robotic systems for children and adults with disabilities; object affordances related to robotic systems and assistive technology use; developmental neuroscience and disability;  motor and cognitive  development

 

Adriana Rios – PhD in Rehabilitation Science (Graduated 2014)

Background: BScOT, Universidad Nacional Colombia, 1998; Master of Biomedical Sciences, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, 2009
Supervisor: Dr. Al Cook & Dr. Kim Adams
Research Area: Children’s Development and Assistive Technology - AT for Play
Research Interests: Assistive technology; robotics for children with severe disabilities and play.

 

Juan Guevara – MSc in Rehabilitation Science (Graduated 2014)

Background: Political Scientist, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia 2010
Supervisor: Dr. Al Cook and Dr. Rob Shields (Departments of Sociology, Art and Design and Faculty of Extension)
Research Area: Social Space and Disability
Research Interests: Understanding marginalization and exclusion in contemporary societies.

 

Tim Barlott – MSc in Rehabilitation Science (Graduated 2013)

Background: BScOT, University of Alberta 2008
Supervisor: Dr. Kim Adams
Research Area: Internationally Appropriate Assistive Technology
Research Interests: Research & development of internationally appropriate assistive technology. More specifically, the use of mobile phone as a tool for improving health information access and decreasing social isolation for people with disabilities and their families in Colombia.
Where is he now? Associate Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation, The University of Queensland
Email: t.barlott@uq.edu.au

 

Isabela Sa – Occupational Therapy (International Student)

Background: Occupational Therapy student, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Rio de Janeiro
Supervisor: Dr. Kim Adams (Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine)
Research Area: Assistive Technologies
Research Interests: Assistive technology development and evaluation for children with disabilities
Email: isebasti@ualberta.ca

 

Speech pathology and Audiology (SPA students) (Graduated 2012)

Parent Activities: Development of Cognitive Skills using Robots
By: Zaba, J, Sam, S., Schafer, L., & Sawatsky, A. (Graduated 2012)

Case study of AAC device recipients from AADL program
By: Reibelin, K. & Bailey, M. (Graduated 2012)