Polytechnique Laboratory for Assistive and Rehabilitation technologies (POLAR) is led by Professor Abolfazl Mohebbi in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Polytechnique Montreal.

The lab is supported by the Research Chair in Assistive and Rehabilitation Technologies from the TransMedTech Institute, which aims to support the development of innovative medical technologies, train the next generation of professionals and make innovation in life sciences and engineering a source of wealth for society.

POLAR’s focus is to research and develop innovative robotics and biomechatronics technologies, analysis tools and methods to help humans relearn, restore, or augment their neuromotor performance.



  • 12 Jan. 2023: @Leila Pezeshki from Isfahan University of Technology, Iran has joined our lab as a visiting scholar. خوش آمدی لیلا!

  • 09 Jan. 2023: @Nadia Houti from Nanyang Tech., Singapore has joined our lab for her POINT internship. Welcome, Nadia!

  • 07 Jan. 2023: @Reza Norouzzadeh from Sharif University, Iran has joined our lab as a visiting scholar. خوش آمدی رضا!

  • 07 Jan. 2023: @Armineh Rahmanian has joined our lab from Iran, as a PhD student. خوش آمدی آرمینه!


  • 07 Sept. 2022: @Maryam Ashkbous has joined our lab from Iran, as a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering. خوش آمدی مریم!

  • 05 Sept. 2022: @Ayoub Behidj has obtained the P. Arbour Foundation Graduate Studies Scholarship. Congratulations Ayoub!

  • 04 July 2022: @Valentin Obrier from L’école d’ingénieurs CESI, France has joined our lab for his Master's internship. Bienvenue Valentin!

  • 06 June 2022: @Imane Rafi from Polytech Montpellier, France has joined our lab for her MITACS Globalink Internship. Bienvenue Imane!

  • 16 May 2022: @Aditya Jeppu has started his MITACS internship at POLAR. Aditya is from RV College of Engineering. स्वागत

  • 16 May 2022: @Chetan Pathrabe has joined our lab from the College of Engineering, Pune. मॉन्ट्रियल में आपका स्वागत है

  • 09 May. 2022: @Flora Dommanget from Polytechnique Montréal has started her internship at POLAR. Bienvenue Flora!

  • 07 Mar. 2022: @Alice Roustan has joined our lab as a visiting researcher from Lyon, France. Bienvenue Alice!

  • 03 Mar. 2022: @Amandine Gesta has obtained the J.A. DeSève Foundation Graduate Studies Excellence Award. Congratulations Amandine!

  • 31 Jan. 2022: The research abstracts of @Amandine and @Amir were accepted for the 9th World Congress of Biomechanics in Taipei.

  • 01 Jan. 2022: @Théo Couturieux have joined our lab from Toulouse, France as MSc student in Biomedical Engineering. Bienvenue Théo!

  • 01 Jan. 2022: @Olivier Lecompte has joined our lab from Sherbrooke, Quebec, as PhD student in Mechanical Engineering. Bienvenue Olivier!


  • 07 Dec. 2021: @Amir Ghiasi has obtained the Graduate Research Fellowship from the TransMedTech Institute of Montreal. Congratulations Amir!

  • 01 Dec. 2021: @Amandine Gesta has obtained the Pierre Arbour Foundation's Graduate Research Scholarship. Congratulations Amandine!

  • 26 Oct. 2021: @Amandine Gesta has presented her project at the "Berlin TECH DAY Online Showcase on Exoskeleton Design, Control & Applications.

  • 05 Sept. 2021: @Ali Rouzbayani has joined our lab from Iran, as a MSc. student in Biomedical Engineering. خوش آمدی علی!


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