Amy Hwang

Amy Hwang is a Ph.D. Candidate at University of Toronto’s Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, conducting research at the Intelligent Assistive Technology & Systems Lab and University Health Network. Her work applies qualitative research methodologies to the design of human-centred technologies for aging adults and families. Most recently, she spent one year on travel fellowship at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, where she developed new research collaborations with European partners in ambient assisted living research. Amy has a diverse academic background (computer science, design research, cognitive science, international studies), telecommunications industry experience, and 5+ years of work experience in outpatient rehabilitation services. As an avid student leader, Amy served for three consecutive years on the University of Toronto’s Rehabilitation Sciences Student Union. She now continues to be a member of the Toronto Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (TorCHI), Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer Research and Treatment (ISTAART), Citizenship & Dementia: International Research Network, and Vancouver’s Healthcare Experience Design Interest Group. Amy is the AGE-WELL HQP Representative on the HQP Advisory Committee.