Biography

Valerie is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Design Factors Research Group in the School of Design at the University of Limerick. Valerie is a Chartered Physiotherapist, and completed her PhD at the University of Limerick in 2014 on the clinical application of wearable inertial sensors to assess gait, balance, and fall risk among older adults.
Valerie is currently working on the XoSoft project (H2020), having previously worked on the AXO-SUIT (AAL) and Robo-Mate (FP7) projects. Her work involves engaging end-users in the user-centered design of assistive exoskeletons, as well as studying human biomechanics during functional tasks to inform exoskeleton design.

Research interests:
  • Health technology design and applications;
  • Human movement science and human factors in design;
  • Falls prevention among older adults;
  • Exercise and physical activity across the lifespan.

Research Interests

  • Health technology design and applications;
  • Human movement science and human factors in design;
  • Falls prevention among older adults;
  • Exercise and physical activity across the lifespan.

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