Waqas is a Graduate Research Assistant from the University of Toronto working with the Engineering Health team at TRI. He joined the team in June 2020, has a background in Mechanical Engineering (University of Waterloo 2015), and completed a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto in September 2020. Waqas has a keen interest in design and development of medical technologies, and is using his background in health and wellness to improve the well-being of personal support workers (PSWs) and caregivers. He is involved in facilitating research studies that focus on reducing lower back injuries for individuals in these groups. He is also coordinating the execution of the project titled “Revising Recommendations for Evacuating Individuals with Functional Limitations in the Built Environment”. Lastly, as a fitness enthusiast and small business owner, he is also excited to help test the PostureCoach device within a fitness setting for the first time.