Integration of SMART Network cores in the device & drug development cycle
Develops intelligent sensorimotor computing paradigms for controlling neural interface devices and artificial limbs
Generating crucial basic knowledge of the central nervous system and effective rehabilitation interventions and translating them to the clinical realm
Develops smart wearable and implantable neural interfaces and conducts biological testing and clinic trials
The SMART Network is a state-of-the-art center for researchers from engineering, medicine, rehabilitation, computer science and neuroscience who have come together with the vested interest in generating knowledge related to neural injuries and diseases, and translating that knowledge into intelligent medical devices and innovative rehabilitation interventions. The center was established with funds from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Economic Development and Trade Provincial Ministry, and its goal is to provide a well-equipped and comprehensive interdisciplinary, multi-sector environment to foster innovation and create solutions that would improve patient outcomes and quality of life while cutting costs.
With the SMART Network’s strong connections with health care and the private industry, the resulting work is poised to improve the abilities and life experiences of people with disabilities as well as healthy individuals. The SMART Network is a provincial resource with high-end device prototyping equipment, high through-put biological testing and cutting edge computing. It will support the provincial efforts in creating a strong innovation-driven health economy.
A future with improved abilities and life experiences for people with neural injuries and diseases
to develop innovative rehabilitation interventions and intelligent medical devices for improving quality of care, functional outcomes and quality of life through interdisciplinary collaborations that cover the full spectrum of research, healthcare and industry
Evaluate and provide guidance for revisions of neural interface
systems and rehabilitation training approaches. It will also expand the delivery of health care to remote locations by E-health
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