Recherche et innovation

Notre recherche est dédiée au développement d’innovations pratiques et accessibles pour les personnes présentant des vulnérabilités de mouvement et de posture qui peuvent être commercialisées directement auprès des personnes à risque et de ceux qui les traitent.

2020-2021 – Excellence in research award, Quebec Network for Research on Aging ($1000CAD)

2020 – PhysioBiometrics won first place in Health Sciences category at 2020 edition of McGill’s Dobson Cup powered by National Bank.

2019 – Walk-BEST (previously known as a Walk-Well), part of PhysioBiometrics Inc., won 2019 Montreal region competition from AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition. (

2019 – Canadian Gerontology Association Conference, Moncton, Canada ($500CAD)

2019 – 2nd prize Canadian Association of Geriatrics, Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada ($250CAD)

Carvalho, L. P., Mate, K. K., Cinar, E., Abou-Sharkh, A., Lafontaine, A. L., & Mayo, N. E. (2020). A new approach toward gait training in patients with Parkinson’s DiseaseGait & Posture81, 14-20.

Mate, K. K., Abou-Sharkh, A., Morais, J. A., & Mayo, N. E. (2019). Real-Time Auditory Feedback–Induced Adaptation to Walking Among Seniors Using the Heel2Toe Sensor: Proof-of-Concept StudyJMIR rehabilitation and assistive technologies6(2), e13889.

  • Excellence in research award, Quebec Network for Research on Aging 2020-2021 ($1000CAD)
  • 1st prize Canadian Gerontology Association Conference, October 2019 Moncton, Canada ($500CAD)
  • 2nd prize Canadian Association of Geriatrics May 2019 Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada ($250CAD)

Mate, K. K. V., Abou-Sharkh, A., Morais, J. A., & Mayo, N. E. (2019). Putting the best foot forward: Relationships between indicators of step quality and cadence in three gait vulnerable populationsNeuroRehabilitation44(2), 295-301.

Vadnerkar, A., Figueiredo, S., Mayo, N. E., & Kearney, R. E. (2017). Design and validation of a biofeedback device to improve heel-to-toe gait in seniorsIEEE journal of biomedical and health informatics22(1), 140-146.

Vadnerkar, A., Figueiredo, S., Mayo, N. E., & Kearney, R. E. (2014, August). Classification of gait quality for biofeedback to improve heel-to-toe gait. In 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (pp. 3626-3629). IEEE.

“Walk Well”: Developing the Content for a Knowledge Tool for Home Use by Gait Vulnerable Seniors: Abou-Sharkh A., Inceer M., Mate KKV., Morais J., Morin S., Mayo NE. Strauss KT Interactive day April 2019, Montreal, Canada

Walk-Well: Taking the First Step, Hearing from the Canadian Experts: Abou-Sharkh A., Inceer M., Mate KKV., Morin S., Mayo NE. Canadian Geriatric Society, 2018 Montreal, Canada and National KT conference, 2018 Montreal Canada.

Adopt Tech: Getting Older Adults to Adopt Technology to Improve Walking Competency: Mate KKV., Mayo NE., AGE-WELL Inaugural Conference, 2015 Calgary, Canada

How well do you have to walk to walk for health? A technological solution to an important question. Special Education Forum. Mate KKV., Abou-Sharkh A., Mayo NE. Canadian Physiotherapy Association Healthy Aging Forum 27-29 June 2019, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Portraits in Multiple Sclerosis: Dawes H. and Coe S. (England), Mayo NE. and Mate KKV. (Canada), Sangelaji B. and Hale L. (New Zealand) at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Cape Town, South Africa 2017

Montreal18 Physiotherapy conference: Elevated Pitch: Heel2Toe sensor to improve walking among seniors

AGE-WELL NCE National Hackathon competition finalist – Heel2Toe sensor, Winnipeg, Canada 2017

REPAR-INTER sectoral scientific day – Heel2Toe – Quebec City, Canada 2016

Heel2Toe sensor to detect inconsistent gait pattern among people with Multiple Sclerosis 2015

Physiotherapy shift in geriatric care: A short walk seems longer when you don’t Walk-Well: Abou- Sharkh A., Mate KKV., Mayo NE. Canadian Physiotherapy Association Physiotherapy Practice July/August 2019; 9 (4)