Research Associate II

Chao Bian, Ph.D.

Dr. Chao Bian is a Research Associate II at Techna working for the Telemonitoring program. He has been working on the research and development of embedded hardware and software for the next generation Telemonitoring system.

Dr. Chao Bian received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto. He conducted research in AI and Robotics team at KITE Institute in Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, UHN since 2016. His Ph.D. research focused on using IoT embedded sensors and machine learning to assess frailty in home settings for older adults. Besides his Ph.D. work, his other experiences have all have focused on the application of IoT embedded sensors and AI. He developed and optimized a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system for tracking patients and doctors in an Emergency Room in his master’s study. This experience earned him a visiting graduate student fellowship at the Auto-ID Lab of MIT where he continued the RFID tracking study. Chao was the lead developer for an award-winning IoT startup after his Masters. He also worked as an IoT and AI developer at IBM Canada in 2018. In 2019, he co-founded an award-winning mobile health startup that uses Computer Vision to automate physical function assessments for physiotherapists.

Chao was one of the inventors of two patents. He also won the Emerging Entrepreneur Award from AGE-WELL NCE and the RBC Graduate Fellowship for Entrepreneurship from the University of Toronto. Chao has published his work in top engineering and clinical journals.
In his spare time, Chao is a long-time swimmer. He also enjoys camping and travelling.

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