Jan Andrysek

Jan Andrysek, PhD, PEng

Senior Scientist

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Research

 

Research Focus:
Dr. Andrysek studies and develops new technologies and techniques to help individuals with severe physical disabilities walk again and be physically active. He also leads the PROPEL (Paediatrics, Rehabilitation, Orthotics, Prosthetics, Engineering, Locomotion) Lab.

Research Focus (Academic Version)
Dr. Andrysek conducts research in the following areas: rehabilitation engineering, human mobility, human movement analysis, biomechanics, mobility assistive devices, artificial limbs, prosthetics, orthotics, sensory substitution and global health.

Research/Trainee/Volunteer Opportunities:

We have an open position for a graduate student. To learn more, visit the Propel Lab under 'Work with Us' or email JAndrysek@hollandbloorview.ca.


Education & Profession

Education:

  • PhD, Utrecht University 

  • Masters of Applied Science, University of Toronto 

  • Bachelors of Science (Engineering) Honours, University of Guelph

Professional Memberships:

  • Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)

  • International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics

University Positions / Affiliations:

  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Biomaterial and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto

Honours and Awards:

  • 2019 American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows

  • 2017 Ontario Profession Engineers Engineering Medal for Research and Development

  • 2012 Circle of Honour Award (Holland Bloorview) 

  • 2008 The University of Toronto Patent Award 

  • 2007 Clifford Chadderton Award for Prosthetics and Orthotics Research presented at the ISPO World Congress


Education & Profession

Education:

  • PhD, Utrecht University 

  • Masters of Applied Science, University of Toronto 

  • Bachelors of Science (Engineering) Honours, University of Guelph

Professional Memberships:

  • Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)

  • International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics

University Positions / Affiliations:

  • Associate Professor,  Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto

  • CTO, LegWorks Inc.

Honours and Awards:

  • 2019 American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College Of Fellows

  • 2017 Ontario Professional Engineers Engineering Medal for Research and Development

  • 2012 Circle of Honour Award (Holland Bloorview) 

  • 2008 The University of Toronto Patent Award 

  • 2007 Clifford Chadderton Award for Prosthetics and Orthotics Research presented at the ISPO World Congress


Current Projects

  • Artificial Sensory Substitution and Biofeedback
  • Wearable Systems and Biosensing
  • High Performance Gait and Balance in Rehabilitation
  • Digital Technology in Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Assistive Technology for the Global Need

    Visit the PROPEL Lab's current research projects web page for more details

Publications


Click to see Jan Andrysek's Publications at the PROPEL Lab.


Contact Info

Contact Information:
Bloorview Research Institute
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
150 Kilgour Road Toronto, Ontario, M4G 1R8 
Tel: 416-425-6220, extension 3524        
Fax: 416-425-1634

Contact Email:
jandrysek@hollandbloorview.ca