Waqas is a Graduate Research Assistant from the University of Toronto working with the Engineering Health team at TRI. He joined the team in June 2020, has a background in Mechanical Engineering (University of Waterloo 2015), and completed a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto in September 2020. Waqas has a keen interest in design and development of medical technologies, and is using his background in health and wellness to improve the well-being of personal support workers (PSWs) and caregivers. He is involved in facilitating research studies that focus on reducing lower back injuries for individuals in these groups. He is the first author of the project titled “Evacuating Individuals with Disabilities from the Built Environment”. He is also currently working on a project related to improving accessibility of Canada's national parks. As a fitness enthusiast and small business owner, he is also excited to potentially test the PostureCoach device within a fitness setting for the first time.
Improving Accessibility of our National Parks
Effect of Physical Exercise on Low Back Pain in Caregivers