Ali Hussaini is a Research Fellow with the Faculty of Technology in the School of Energy and Electronic Engineering. He holds a degree in Mechatronics Engineering from the University of Waterloo, a master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of New Brunswick and is a graduate of the Prosthetic-Orthotic Technician program at George Brown College in Canada.
He works with a multi-university team investigating the sustainable provision of low-cost upper limb prostheses.
Ali co-authored Chapter 14: Control Options for Externally Powered Components in the 4th Edition of the Atlas of Amputations and Limb Deficiences.
While at the University of New Brunswick, Ali designed a novel upper limb prosthesis that allowed for simultaneous, independent, and direct control of the hand and wrist output for a transradial (forearm level) prosthesis user. He also developed a clinic-focused assessment tool, the Refined Clothespin Relocation Test, to evaluate the prosthesis user’s ability to complete a structured task and the compensatory motions employed.
His current focus involves translating the lived experiences of local populations into design principles to develop functional and aesthetically acceptable assistive devices. Alongside this, he works to design the culture-specific activities to evaluate device function and assess efficacy prior to delivery.
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