Prof. Stephen Robinovitch
Advisory Board member (Biomechanical Engineering Consultant)
Stephen Robinovitch is a Professor and Canada Research Chair at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Vancouver, Canada. For the past 25 years, his research has focused on the cause and prevention of falls and fall-related injuries in older adults. He currently leads a program in "Technology for Injury Prevention in Seniors", involving long-term care facilities who participate as real-life laboratories for capturing objective evidence of falls, and exploring the clinical effectiveness of hip protectors and compliant flooring. He also directs the Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory at SFU, which has unique facilities for studying falls and measuring the protective value of hip protectors. He received his B.A.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and his Ph.D. degree in Medical Engineering from MIT/ Harvard. Between 1995-2000, he was an Assistant Professor In-Residence in Orthopedics at the University of California, San Francisco. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.