Dr. Pooja Viswanathan

PhD, Robotics and Assistive Technology

Dr. Pooja Viswanathan is the CEO and Co-Founder of Braze Mobility. She has a passion for improving accessibility and independence for people with physical disabilities. She has completed doctoral and post-doctoral research in robotics and assistive technologies, and has been working with "smart" wheelchair technology for over a decade. Pooja is an expert in knowledge translation and commercialization and acts as a consultant to many Canadian networks and organizations. She has received awards and scholarships from several prestigious organizations in Canada and the U.S., including Google. When she's not working, she's climbing, teaching music, playing racquet sports, or solving escape rooms.

1:00 PM PST

Friday March 11, 2022

LIVE - A FASTER approach: Bridging Academic and Industry Development and Evaluation of Technology-based Interventions

Commercialization and integration into practice of technology-based interventions in the field of disability and rehabilitation necessitate the close partnership of researchers, developers, clinicians, and industry representatives. In this live interactive session, we introduce the Framework for Accelerated and Systematic Technology-based intervention development and Evaluation Research (FASTER) and explore the challenges and opportunities in the generation of evidence at the intersections of academic and industry research and development to support translation and adoption.