Dr. Ferguson-Pell is a Biomedical Engineer and credentialed Clinical Scientist.
He has dedicated his academic career to the study of secondary complications
of physical disability and studying underlying causes to reduce their incidence.
He designed and developed a Rehabilitation Robotics Laboratory (The Virtual Reality and Robotics Core of the SMART Network) in the Edmonton Clinic
His team develops advanced virtual reality and augmented reality systems
for a wide range of applications in healthcare. He also has been advancing the implementation of technologies and processes to enable rehabilitation assessments of patients in rural settings. The RRL also uses a unique virtual reality ergometer
for the biomechanical and physiological conditions faced by long-term wheelchair users and elite wheelchair athletes.
Dr. Ferguson-Pell is one of the founders of the SMART Network.