Zariffa, Jose

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Cross-Appointed Professor


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Dr. Zariffa is a Scientist in the Neural Engineering and Therapeutics team and an Associate Professor at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto. He received his PhD degree in electrical and biomedical engineering from the University of Toronto. He then completed post-doctoral fellowships at the International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries (ICORD) in Vancouver, Canada, and at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. Dr. Zariffa’s research focuses on developing technology for upper limb neurorehabilitation. For example, to evaluate the true impact of rehabilitation strategies on daily life, his team is developing a system to measure hand function at home using wearable cameras. Looking at the next generation of assistive technologies, he is learning how to intercept and interpret neural signals to create direct interfaces with the nervous system. He is a recipient of an Ontario Early Researcher Award.