Award: Innovation Fund Recipient

Who: Bernal Manzanilla, PhD

About the award: Automated fluid presence detection in the lungs using ultrasound imaging.

Date awarded: ​May, 2020

Amount: $10,000​

Award: Innovation Fund Recipient

Who: Ramin Fathian, PhD

About the award: Development of novel wearable technologies for gesture monitoring and preventing individuals from high-risk habitual behaviours in COVID-19 pandemic.

Date awarded: ​May, 2020

Amount: $10,000​

​Award: Patent for the SOCC (Smart Ongoing Circulatory Compressions)

Who: Dr. Vivian Mushahwar, Director, SMART Network

About the award: The SOCC is a wearable garment used to prevent deep vein thrombosis. 

Date awarded: ​September, 2020




Award: Innovation Fund Recipient

Who: Ramin Fathian, PhD

About the award: In-field assessment of the risk of repetitive strain injury of the shoulder in wheelchair users with spinal cord injury.

Date awarded: ​September, 2020

Amount: $20,000


Award: Innovation Fund Recipient

Who: Matheus Mussi, MSc. 

About the award: User-centred design of a hybrid brain-computer interface (BCI) for children with disabilities.

Date awarded: ​September, 2020

Amount: $20,000​

Award: Innovation Fund Recipient

Who: Aida Valevicius, PDF

About the award: Using lessons learned during COVID-19 to inform quality telerehabilitation services.

Date awarded: ​May 2020

Amount: $20,000​