Philippe Archambault, erg., Ph.D.

Full Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University
Researcher, CRIR - Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital of the CISSS de Laval
Scientific co-director, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal (CRIR)
Scientific co-director, Institut universitaire sur la réadaptation en déficience physique de Montréal (IURDPM), CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal
Scientific co-director, CRIR Inclusive Society Project

Phone: 450 688-9550 (84662)

Fax: 450 688-3673



  • B.Sc., Physics, McGill University, 1990
  • B.Sc., Occupational Therapy, McGill University, 1993
  • M.Sc., Biomedical Engineering, Université de Montréal, 1997
  • Ph.D., Neurosciences, Université de Montréal, 2003
  • Postdoctorate, Neurophysiology, Union degli Universitari Roma, Roma, Italy

Research interests

Motor control, assistive technology, muscular dystrophy, upper limb rehabilitation.

Research laboratory

Laboratory on Advanced Technology in Rehabilitation

Biomedical Research and Informatics Living Lab for Innovative Advances of New Technologies in Mobility (BRILLIANT-Rehab)

Selected publications

Norouzi-Gheidari, N., Archambault, P.S. & Fung, J. (2020). Changes in arm kinematics of chronic stroke individuals following “Assist-As-Asked” Robot-Assisted Training in virtual and physical environments: A proof-of-concept study. Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering,7,  1-11. [doi] OPEN ACCESS

Bigras, C., Kairy, D. & Archambault, P.S. (2019). Augmented feedback for powered wheelchair training in a virtual environment. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, 16(1), 12. [doi] OPEN ACCESS

Nguyen, A.V., Ong, Y.A., Luo, C.X., Thuraisingam, T., Rubino, M., Levin, M.F., Kaizer, F. & Archambault, P.S. (2019). Virtual reality exergaming as adjunctive therapy in a sub-acute stroke rehabilitation setting: Facilitators and barriers. Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology, 14(4), 317-324. [doi]

Ogourtsova, T., Archambault, P.S., Sangani, S. & Lamontagne, A. (2018). Ecological Virtual Reality Evaluation of Neglect Symptoms (EVENS): Effects of virtual scene complexity in the assessment of poststroke unilateral spatial neglect. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 32(1), 46-61. [doi] OPEN ACCESS

Sorrento, G.U., Archambault, P.S. & Fung, J. (2018). Adaptation and post-adaptation effects of haptic forces on locomotion in healthy young adults. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, 15(1), 20. [doi] OPEN ACCESS



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Research orientation

Axis 1: Sensory, Motor and Cognitive Functions and Activities

Research topic

Theme 2: Physical and Cognitive Activities

Research Site

CRIR – Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, CISSS de Laval

University Affiliation