Dominic Richmond

Pronouns: He/him
  • Doctoral Researcher
Start date: January 2024
Primary supervisor: Dr Stuart McErlain-Naylor
Secondary supervisor(s): Dr Dale Esliger, Dr Daniel Fong

Dominic Richmond is a Higher Scientific Officer leading the Computer-Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) program at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre. With a focus on technological advancements in healthcare, Dominic's research centres on virtual reality rehabilitation, biofeedback, and wearable sensor technology.


The Validity and Feasibility of Wearable Virtual Reality Biofeedback in Defence Rehabilitation - Biofeedback is a process where an individual observes a measure of their bodily function (e.g. heart rate, muscle activation, body configuration) and attempts to improve it in real time. Biofeedback on body position can improve parameters associated with injury risk but is typically limited to laboratory-based motion capture. This project explores whether wearable sensors can provide clinically accurate biofeedback within a virtual reality (VR) environment and whether this system is safe, feasible, and effective within defence rehabilitation.