College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Department of Occupational Therapy
Room 111 - 771 McDermot Ave.
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6
Dr. Amine Choukou's research is at the forefront of assistive technology, focusing on how smart technologies and services can improve the lives of people living with disabilities. He is currently exploring the potential of ambient assisted living solutions, such as Smart Home, in-home telemonitoring, and apps for caregivers, as well as telerehabilitation platforms. The ultimate goal is to empower individuals to live independently with dignity, while also reducing caregiver burden and improving healthcare allocation and provision. Dr. Choukou leads multidisciplinary teams in Canada and Europe, collaborating with researchers from various disciplines such as computer science, electrical and computer engineering, architecture, and design. He conducts most of his research in the state-of-the-art Rehabilitation Technologies Lab at the Rehabilitation Hospital and in the iRobohabilitation Lab at the SmartPark Research and Technology Park, where he partners with award-winning start-ups. His research is supported by various organizations such as the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, the University of Manitoba, industry partners, and Mitacs.
The Quebec Rehabilitation Research Network (REPAR)
Brain Injury Canada: Scientific advisory committee member
Dr. Amine Choukou is an associate professor in the department of occupational therapy, where he uses his expertise and passion to improve the lives of people with disabilities. With a focus on smart technologies and services, Dr. Choukou is dedicated to developing and implementing innovative solutions that can enhance the quality of life for those living with physical or cognitive impairments. He leads multidisciplinary research projects in Canada and Europe, working in partnership with patients, caregivers, and industry to help individuals live independently with dignity, and ultimately reducing caregiver burden and improving healthcare allocation and provision.
Research Manitoba & Victoria General Hospital Foundation - Telepresence Robot for People with Dementia (2020-2022)
Evaluation and Validation of End Users’ Perception, Attitude and Behaviour toward iAccompany Online Healthcare Services (2021)
Mitacs Globalink - An Information System for Smart Home Monitoring (2021)
Mitacs Accelerate - A Monitoring Program for Patients with Stroke Discharged Home (2021)
Deer Lodge Centre Foundation - A Sensor-Based Monitoring Program Targeting Patients with Stroke Discharged Home (2020-2021)
Mitacs Accelerate - A Virtual Reality (VR)-Based Yoga Exercise Program for Stroke Survivors (2020-2022)
Mitacs Accelerate - Development and Implementation of a Haptic-Enabled Multimodal Robotic Platform (H-MRP) (2019-2022)
Collaborative Innovation Research Fund (CIRF), University of Manitoba - An Activity Monitoring Platform (AMP) for AAL (2019-2020)
Riverview Health Centre Research Competition - Developing a Platform for Posture and Body Language Recognition in Patients with Dementia (2019)
REPAR-INTER Grant - Development of Repositories of Assessment Tools Addressing the Usability of Rehabilitation Technologies (2019)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) - Applied Research and Development Grant (2018)
Watch this brief video to learn more about Dr. Choukou and his work.