Phil Lam

I’m a PhD student at the Interactive Media Lab. My interests lie most generally at the intersection of consumer electronics and healthcare. To sum up: how can we leverage trends in technology to benefit healthcare? Perhaps the most common concrete example is cost: consumer electronics tend to get made in large quantities, which means lower unit costs for hardware as well as increased R&D to support emerging technologies. Taking advantage of these situations means healthcare can be better and cheaper when you put a little bit of technology into the mix.

Before I was a PhD student, I did my undergraduate degree in Engineering Science, also at the U of T. When I’m not working on PhD-related things, I’m probably tinkering with another project, making music or taking pictures. You can find my personal page on the Web here, if you’d really like to know more about me.