Welcome to the personal website of Justin Fong, Research Fellow at The University of Melbourne.
My research primarily explores how technologies – particularly robotics – can be used to help those with movement impairment in assistive and rehabilitative applications. The current focus of my research is the analysis and evaluation of wearable devices, particularly exoskeletons.
I currently lead the ALEX Exoskeleton team for the Cybathlon. I’ve been involved in the EMU upper limb rehabilitation robot project, and previously the Armsleeve patient monitoring project. I have a keen interest in translation of research to commercial outcomes, and have previously been a participant and a member of the delivery team of the Translating Research at Melbourne (TRaM) program.
I also initiated the CANOpen Robot Controller (CORC) Toolbox, an open source robotic development software stack for any device running with CANOpen hardware – we welcome any users and contributors here.
I currently work within the Human Robotic Laboratory and the Fourier Intelligence – University of Melbourne Joint Laboratory