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Edward Lemaire

Affiliate Investigator, Methodological & Implementation Research
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, Engineering, 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 of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO).

Selected Publications

  1. Pardoel S, Nantel J, Kofman J, Lemaire ED (2022) Prediction of Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's Disease using Unilateral and Bilateral Plantar-Pressure Data. Frontiers in Neurology: Movement Disorders. 13, https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2022.831063.
  2. McGuirk C, Baddour N, Lemaire ED (2021) Video-based Deep Learning Approach for 3D Human Movement Analysis in Institutional Hallways: A Smart Hallway. Sensors. 9(12), 130.
  3. Daines KJF, Baddour N, Burger H, Bavec A, Lemaire ED (2021) Fall Risk Classification for People with Lower Extremity Amputations Using Random Forests and Smartphone Sensor Features from a 6-Minute Walk Test. PLOS One. 16(4). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0247574. 
  4. Fournier B, Lemaire ED, Smith A, Doumit M (2018) Modelling and Simulation of a Lower Extremity Powered Exoskeleton. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2018.2854605. 
  5. 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).
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

Diseases, conditions and populations of interest

Research and clinical approaches