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Principal Investigator


Dr. Amine Choukou is Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Manitoba and Adjunct Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program. He investigates the best ways to deploy smart technology and services to help older adults live independently with dignity, thereby reducing caregiver burden and improving healthcare allocation and service provision. Dr. Choukou graduated from Université Paris Sud with a PhD in Human Kinetics and followed an intensive research training in international research centers in France (SSMMH Doctoral School, Paris Area) and Quebec (CIRRIS). He Joined U of Manitoba in 2018.

Postdoctoral Fellow 


Ali Maddahi, PhD, EIT

Mitacs Accelerate Industrial Postdoc (2019-2022)

University of Manitoba & Tactile Robotics Ltd.

PhD Students 


Abdalla Taha, MSc

PhD in Biomedical Engineeering  (2021-)

University of Manitoba

Graduate Students


Jasem Banihani, BSc

Master of Science: Rehabilitation Sciences (2021-2023)

University of Manitoba

Ali A

Ali Asgari, BSc

MSc in Biomedical Engineering (2021-2023)

University of Manitoba


Amarzish Qadeer, BSc

MSc in Biomedical Engineerings (2021-2023)

University of Manitoba

Research Assistants


Nathalie Kaboha, BSc

Business Management / Marketing


University of Manitoba


Amir Mahdi Nassiri, BSc

Research Assistant (2019-2020)

MSc Student in Computer Science

University of Manitoba



Sophia Mbabaali, BSc

Research Assistant

Master of Arts (Kinesiology) (in progress)

University of Manitoba

Anna P

Anna Polyvyana, BSc

Research Assistant (2019-2020)

BSc Student in Psychology

University of Manitoba


Ryan East, BSc (in progress)

Co-Op Student - 2019-2020

4th Year Electrical Engineering

University of Manitoba

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Safeena Shajani, B.Eng.BME (in progress)

Co-Op Student - Summer 2020

3rd Year Materials and Biomedical Engineering

McMaster University

Third year student in the Computer Science and IT Department of the "Ecole des Mines de Nancy" (France) 

Visiting Summer Student - 2019

Camille Sivelle, BSc (in progress)

Visiting Summer Student - 2019

3rd student in the Computer Science

Université de Lorraine


Noémie Laguelle, BSc (in progress)

Visiting Summer Student - 2019

3rd student in the Computer Science

Université de Lorraine