Prof. Stephen Robinovitch
Stephen Robinovitch is a Professor and
Canada Research Chair at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Vancouver, Canada.
For the past 22 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/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 Institute of Health Research.