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Jaimie Borisoff, PhD

Canadian Research Chair, Rehabilitation Engineering Design, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Dr. Borisoff focuses his research on how technology development can improve accessibility and mobility for people with SCI. One focus of his work is on expanding patients’ ability to interact more fully with others, the environment, and their world. This includes dynamic wheeled mobility, the ability to change your position in a wheelchair to suit different daily activities. Another area of interest is health and exercise; Dr. Borisoff is currently working on a hybrid exercise machine whereby active arm movements drive the legs as well, increasing cardiorespiratory fitness. Dr. Borisoff is also a Research Director at BCIT and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and the Biomedical Engineering Program, both at the University of British Columbia, as well as a Principal Investigator at ICORD.

Topic: Expert Spotlight with Dr. Jaimie Borisoff


The PAR-QoL team is proud to present an expert spotlight event with

Dr. Jaimie Borisoff is a Canada Research Chair in Rehabilitation Engineering Design at the Bristish Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Burnaby and the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD) in Vancouver, BC, CA.

Between March 2 and April 17 (2015), visitors to the PAR-QoL website may submit questions to Dr. Borisoff to obtain his thoughts about spinal cord injury (SCI) and quality of life research (or other related research).

Dr. Borisoff will post his answers to selected questions on the PAR-QoL website sometime in May 2015 (date to be determined).

This is a unique opportunity for clinicians, students, researchers, community advocates and persons with SCI to gain insight and knowledge on the status of SCI and quality of life research from a leading expert in the field.

Your questions answered!