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Dr Rifai Chai

Senior Lecturer


Dr. Chai explores the brain-body connections through the applications in biomedical engineering. Also, he has extensive knowledge and experience in designing biomedical devices. His research projects are in brain-computer interface and computational intelligence for biomedical applications, particularly in areas such as wheelchair control, driver and cognitive fatigue, emotion, freezing of gait in Parkinson disease and rehabilitation. Current research projects are:

  • Brain-Computer Interface for wheelchair control.
  • Driver fatigue classification.
  • Cognitive Fatigue Classification
  • Freezing of gait in Parkinson disease detection
  • Emotion classification
  • Rehabilitation using multimodal system
  • Assistive Technology with Smart Wheelchair
  • Biomedical Modelling, Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Computational Intelligence

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Biomedical Engineering - 090300
  • Artificial Intelligence And Image Processing - 080100


Also published as: Chai, Rifai; Chai, R.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2020: A high-payload, high-fidelity haptically-enabled motion simulation facility *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
  • 2020: Breast Electromagnetic Scanner *; Sichuan Canyearn Medical Equipment Co Ltd

* Chief Investigator

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