Dr. Martin 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 their underlying causes. He has also been advancing the implementation of technologies and processes to enable rehabilitation assessments of patients in rural settings.
As the designer and developer of the Rehabilitation Robotics Laboratory (RRL, the Virtual Reality and Robotics Core of the SMART Network) in the Edmonton Clinic
Health Academy, his team creates advanced virtual reality and augmented reality systems for a wide range of applications in healthcare. 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.