I graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta in 2014, and I am currently pursuing a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Albert Vette and Dr. Jacqueline Hebert. In the time between completing my undergraduate degree, and beginning graduate studies, I was employed as a manufacturing engineer with John Deere where I focused on the remanufacture of hydraulic pumps and motors. In my youth, repeated knee injuries led me to spend a number of years in a wheelchair, and wearing knee-ankle-foot orthotics on both legs. My personal experience dealing with a loss of mobility, in combination with my education in mechanical engineering, led to my interest in the study of lower-limb biomechanics and rehabilitation technology.
- Dr. Albert Vette
- Dr. Jacqueline Hebert
- Biomechanics and motor control of human movement in sport, exercise and rehabilitation
- Integration of technology in sport and rehabilitation
Currently, I am assisting Dr. Juan Forero develop an assessment tool for balance and performance using the Computer-Assisted Rehabilitation Environment at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital. Within this project, I am focused on the exploration of gait measurements, leading to my thesis research focused on the assessment of dynamic gait stability. In addition to my primary research, I am assisting as a patient-researcher in a project within the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine that aims to assess the therapeutic relationship in hemophilia care. Finally, my labmate Brad Roberts and I, are devising a method to remove inertial effects from force plate signals collected on a moving platform.
Most of my work is conducted using the Computer-Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN). The CAREN is an amalgamation of virtual reality and mechanical systems, used primarily for rehabilitation and human mobility research. Throughout my graduate studies, I have had the opportunity to explore the functionality of the CAREN, thereby identifying its capabilities and limitations. I am currently using both motion capture and force plate data, collected from human participants walking on the CAREN, in my assessment of dynamic gait stability.
- Alberta Graduate Student Scholarship, 2018
- Jason Lang Scholarship, 2010-2012
- Faculty of Engineering Academic Excellence Scholarship, 2009
- University of Alberta Academic Excellence Scholarship, 2009
- Canadian Hemophilia Society Academic Scholarship, 2009
- Right Honorable Don Mazankowski Scholarship, 2009
- Governor General’s Academic Medal, 2009
Publications & Presentations
- Hall JC. “Physical Activity and Bleeding Disorders: Perspectives from an Athlete with Hemophilia”, Presentation at the 2018 Canadian Hemophilia Society Manitoba Chapter Education Day, Winnipeg, Canada, April 14, 2018.
- Hall JC, Roberts B. “A Method to Remove Moving Platform Inertial Effects from CAREN Force Plate Signals”, Poster Presentation at the 13th Annual Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Spotlight on Research Breakfast, Edmonton, Canada, November 22, 2017.
- Hall JC. “A Clinical Feasibility Assessment of Dynamic Gait Stability Measures”, Presentation at University of Alberta Biomedical Engineering Seminar, Edmonton, Canada, October 25, 2017.
- Forero J, Hall JC, Kelly B, Vette AH, Hebert JS. “A Novel Performance Assessment Tool for the Computer-Assisted Rehabilitation Environment System”, Abstract and Podium Presentation at the 8th Annual Forum for Military and Veteran Health Research, Toronto, Canada, September 25-27, 2017.
- Hall JC, Brooks J. “A New Approach to Activity Selection”, Presentation at the Rendez-Vous 2017 Medical and Scientific Symposium Presented by the Canadian Hemophilia Society, Toronto, Canada, May 25-28, 2017.
- Hall JC. “Managing Life with a Bleeding Disorder”, Presentation at the 2016 Canadian Hemophilia Society Alberta Chapter Education Day, Edmonton, Canada, October 15, 2016.