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Geoff Fernie

Geoff Fernie, CM, PhD, PEng, CEng, FCAHS, is the Creaghan Family Chair in Prevention and Healthcare Technologies, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto and at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.

Dr. Fernie’s passion is the search for practical solutions to common problems of daily living for an aging population, people with disabilities and their caregivers.

Dr. Fernie has a track record of taking inventions from the laboratory to market. He has commercialized 11 products and 3 currently in clinical trials and has helped to launch several companies.  He has over 140 peer-reviewed journal papers/ book chapters, 22 awarded patents and an additional 13 patent filings.

Geoff’s main research focus is on increasing safe mobility. He reduces falls through improved environmental design and footwear and increases safety for older drivers. He also develops and is commercializing technology to reduce the large numbers of patients who catch infections when in hospital.

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  • Professor, Dept of Surgery, University of Toronto
  • Professor, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Professor, Dept of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto
  • Prevention
  • Safety
  • Mobility
  • Innovation
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