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Edward Lemaire, PhD
613-737-7350 x75592
elemaire@ohri.ca

Edward Lemaire

Senior Investigator, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Full Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Ottawa
Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering
University of Ottawa
Adjunct Professor, School of Human Kinetics
University of Ottawa
Member, Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering
uOttawa, Carleton U.
Member, Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Computer Science
uOttawa, Carleton U.
Adjunct Professor, Systems Design Engineering
University of Waterloo

Research Interests

  • Technologies to enhance mobility for people with physical disabilities
  • Wearable technologies to improve mobility assessment and outcome measurement
  • Biomechanical investigation of pathological human movement

Brief Biography

Edward Lemaire received a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow) and MSc in Biomechanics from the University of Ottawa. In addition to academic appointments in the uOttawa Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Lemaire is a member of the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Computer Science and the Ottawa-Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering. He is President-Elect of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) and serves on the ISPO International Scientific Committee.

Selected Publications

  1. Howcroft J, Lemaire ED, Kofman J, and McIlroy W (2017) Elderly Fall Risk Prediction Using Static Posturography. PLOS One. 12(2):e0172398. 
  2. Capela NA, Lemaire ED, Baddour N (2015) Novel Algorithm for a Smartphone-based 6-minute Walk Test Application: Algorithm, Application Development, and Evaluation. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation. 12(19).
  3. Sinitski EH, Lemaire ED, Baddour N, Besemann M, Dudek NL, Hebert JS (2015) Fixed and Self-paced Treadmill Walking for Able-bodied and Transtibial Amputees in a Multi-terrain Virtual Environment. Gait & Posture. 41(2), 568–573.
  4. Doyle S, Lemaire ED, Besemann M, Dudek NL (2014) Changes to Level Ground Transtibial Amputee Gait with a Weighted Backpack. Clinical Biomechanics, 29(2), 149-154.
  5. Howcroft, J, Kofman J, Lemaire ED (2013) Review of Fall-Risk Assessment in Geriatric Populations Using Inertial Sensors. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.10(91).
  6. Lemaire ED, Samadi R, Goudreau L, Kofman J (2013) Mechanical and Biomechanical Analysis of a Linear Piston Design for Angular-Velocity-Based Orthotic Control. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 50(1), 43-52.
  7. Lemaire ED, O'Neill P, Desrosiers MM, Robertson DGE (2010) Wheelchair Ramp Navigation in Snow and Ice-Grit Conditions. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 91, 1516-1523.

Diseases, conditions and populations of interest


Aging; Bone and joint degeneration; Bone and joint injuries; Concussion; Global health; Musculoskeletal conditions; Spinal cord injury; Spinal cord injury; Traumatic brain injury; Traumatic injuries



Research and clinical approaches


Clinical research; Clinical trials; Health research methods; Health technology; Quality Improvement; Rehabilitation