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.

Research Interests

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.

Media Availability

I am happy to take calls and emails from the media on my research, and am aware of the need to respond to journalists in a timely manner. Contact me directly at

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