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 lived-in 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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