Marcus King has a B.E. mechanical (hons) from the University of Canterbury and has been awarded the Royal Society of NZ Rutherford and Cooper Medals for Science and Technology. His institute is a government-owned industrial research and development company, Industrial Research Ltd. He leads a multidisciplinary team of engineers, clinicians, mathematical modelers, and kinesiologist in the area of assistive devices for people with disabilities. King's specialty of science is in technology applications to neurological rehabilitation and in particular the human to machine interactions as well as machine design for human use. His current focus is on combining computer gaming with assistive devices to provide automated homecare upper limb poststroke rehabilitation with remote data collection via telerehabilitation. He collaborates with health departments, universities, and commercial companies both in NZ and internationally to bring products to market so as to provide benefit to the community and to commercial enterprise. King has patented 3 technologies for poststroke rehabilitation as well as orthoses for hand function after spinal cord injury and a new dynamometer.
Biography Updated on 4 October 2011