Albert Vette is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, where he is the Director of the Neuromuscular Control & Biomechanics Lab. He also is a Research Scientist at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton and a member of the Neuroscience & Mental Health Institute and SMART Network, both at the University of Alberta. Albert received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, and completed a MITACS postdoctoral fellowship in Human Movement Sciences at Toronto Rehab and the University of Waterloo. In line with his interdisciplinary background, Albert has published 60+ peer-reviewed journal articles in the domains of human movement neuromechanics, quantitative performance assessment, and rehabilitation engineering. Using both experimental and theoretical means, his team’s efforts are focused on gaining a better understanding of how we control movement and on enhancing functional independence following neuromuscular impairment. Current research activities include the identification of active and passive mechanisms involved in human postural control; characterizing the role of noise in sensorimotor speed of processing; establishing quantitative techniques for effective evaluation of rehabilitation outcomes; and developing advanced assistive technologies for postural control using various electrical stimulation paradigms. Albert fosters strong collaborations with clinical and industrial stakeholders within Alberta, but also across North America.
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