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The Future of Rehab Research

Image of future of Rehab Research iDapt exteriorToronto Rehab is home to some of the world’s most technologically advanced rehabilitation research facilities. The iDAPT Centre for Rehabilitation Research brings together the brightest research minds and state-of-the-art technology. It is a unique space where ideas can be cultivated and tested in a real-life setting. New assistive technologies and treatments are developed here to enhance the lives of older people and those with disabling injury or illness. Until now, researchers have lacked facilities where they can safely study how adults with disabilities interact with their environment. By creating real-life conditions, the iDAPT (Intelligent Design for Adaptation, Participation and Technology) Centre enables researchers to deliver practical new therapies and well-designed products. Located in the heart of Canada’s Discovery District in downtown Toronto, the iDAPT Centre is a $36-million initiative consisting of 15 cutting-edge labs, workshops and other research spaces. Built in collaboration with the University of Toronto, the iDAPT Centre consists of more than 65,000 square feet of newly created or renovated research space at Toronto Rehab’s University Centre, Toronto Rehab’s Lyndhurst Centre and the Rehabilitation Sciences building of the University of Toronto.

The iDAPT Centre is a thriving research centre where researchers team up with investigators from top academic institutions in Canada, the U.S. and throughout the world. Scientists work alongside clinicians, students, consumers, engineers and industrial designers and in partnership with industry.

To tour our new iDAPT research facilities, contact:

Shoshana Teitelman
Phone: 416 597 3422 ext. 7856

​Innovations Gal​​​​lery

This area will feature interactive displays, demonstrations and information about Toronto Rehab innovations. Prototypes and products developed by iDAPT researchers will be showcased here. Information about research projects and volunteer opportunities will also be available. Trainees and researchers will be on site at peak times to demonstrate products, talk about their research and answer questions from patients and their families, visitors, consumers and staff. This area will be located on the newly renovated ground floor of Toronto Rehab’s University Centre.​