Active Living, Bioengineering, Dentistry, Health Services & Systems, Knowledge Translation & Mobilization, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Tim Wilson a tenuretrack professor in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. He is the founder and director of the CRIPT, the Corps for Research of Instructional and Perceptual Technologies.
In the CRIPT he explores several broad areas of anatomically related fields. Here he examines the practicalities of using medical modalities (CT, MR, etc) to build exquisitely detailed anatomical models. Further, he explores the efficacy of introduction of these newer technologies into the modern and ever evolving classrooms of higher education.
With the addition of 3 doctoral students to the mix the CRIPT team are examining learner behaviour, percepetion, and test performance using highly detailed 2D, 3D, and stereoscopic anatomical digital tools. Do some tools work better all the time or "just" for certain learner characteristics. Shortly, they will be studying brain behaviour using fMRI to distinguish regions of brain activity during learning activities. He wonders if the innate characteristics of the user (learner) allow for different brain activity patterns to exist during learning.
It's not all about brains either. Finally, the true anatomy of the body is also explored using finite modelling and 3D morphology in order to identify the scope of hip joint variation in humans and how this might impact on clinical perceptions of disease.
New work in the CRIPT lab is constantly evolving based on the hypothesis and ideas their great people bring to the table. Look out for graduates of this lab, they are going to change the educational world, the perceptual world, and the lens by which we view these environments.