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Toronto (Oct. 2, 2007) - It will be one of the world's most advanced rehabilitation research and development facilities – a place where new therapies and assistive technologies will be developed for people recovering from, and living with, disabling injury or illness.
The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (Toronto Rehab) today officially announced its $36 million research initiative – iDAPT (Intelligent Design for Adaptation, Participation and Technology). Located in the heart of Canada's 'Discovery District' in downtown Toronto, approximately 60,000 square feet of renovated and newly constructed space for 14 different research laboratories – will be dedicated to the iDAPT facilities and rehabilitation research.
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"iDAPT offers new hope," says Dr. Geoff Fernie, Toronto Rehab's vice president, Research. "iDAPT will help people with disabilities and older people to adapt to new challenges and equip them with assistive devices that actually work in the real world so that they can get on with their lives."
"Until now, our ability to study how people with disabilities and older people function in the real world has been limited by a lack of the unique in situ facilities that iDAPT will provide," says Dr. Fernie. "Current assistive devices often do not function well in real-life environments, are generally not attractively designed or as user friendly as consumers would like."
"Getting around (in a wheelchair) in winter is an issue. As soon as there is snow on the ground or ice, traction becomes a problem", says John Shepherd, spinal cord injury survivor and former Toronto Rehab patient. "Assistive devices are designed by people who may not understand the needs of users well. iDAPT facilities will enable researchers and designers to produce more user-friendly assistive devices and technologies that people with disabilities will actually use and benefit from."
Toronto Rehab is at the forefront of one of the most important and emerging frontiers in health care today – rehabilitation science. Toronto Rehab is one of Canada's leading academic rehabilitation science centres providing adult rehabilitation services, complex continuing care, and long-term care. More information is available at: www.torontorehab.com.
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