Our core research projects are often the precursors to individualized technology solutions, which are used primarily by those with extremely challenging disabilities. In many cases, the clients who receive these solutions have very limited movement under their control and are often unable to speak, therefore having little or no means of communicating.
Our research projects typically fall into one of three areas:
Many of our research projects are highly inter-disciplinary in nature and we engage academics, staff and students from virtually every faculty on campus. These include computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, neuroscience, medicine, kinesiology, nursing, music and physiotherapy - to name a few. In addition, our researchers always work closely with members of the disability community, whose input is critically important to us and vital to the success of our projects.
Our research program is designed to yield practical applications, but by necessity we often have to undertake fundamental research; for example, into the nature of specific neuro-developmental disorders.
Ultimately, as with all CanAssist's activities, each research project is aimed at improving the quality of life of those with disabilities.Go to Top