Morris (Mickey) Milner
Medical and Assistive Technologies at Morris (Mickey) Milner
Morris (Mickey) Milner Ph.D. (Wits), D.Sc. (Hon) (Queen’s), P.Eng., C.C.E. has held appointments in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; National Research Council, Ottawa; University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital (first Director, Bioengineering); Emory University and Georgia Tech., Atlanta, Georgia; and, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. In 1978 he joined Ontario Crippled Children’s Centre (now Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Hospital) as Director, Rehabilitation Engineering, then VP Research, with appointments at University of Toronto: Departments of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering; and, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME). He served as Chairman, Rehabilitation Medicine and is now Professor Emeritus (IBBME). He has trained scores of persons in biomedical / rehabilitation engineering, and, mentored countless others. He is Founding Director, Ontario Rehabilitation Technology Consortium which linked Ontario rehabilitation facilities, academic centres, consumers, and manufacturers to develop and commercialize assistive technologies. 33 assistive devices were marketed and some 10 start-ups initiated. He served as President and CEO, htx – The Health Technology Exchange, and was instrumental in attracting an investment of $21.4-million to benefit the Ontario medical and assistive technology sector. He is a consultant in medical and assistive technologies.