An Evening with iDAPT Research and AGE-WELL NCE
Starting April 3rd, hundreds of investors, startups, enterprises and policymakers will be convening to do business in the healthcare sector for Toronto’s first ever Health Innovation Week. Join us for an evening with AGE-WELL NCE, Canada’s Technology and Aging Network. This event will feature technology demos, networking and a tour of one of our core facilities – the iDAPT Centre for Rehabilitation Research. AGE-WELL is based at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network, Canada’s largest academic rehabilitation research hospital.
We would like to welcome members of the public to learn more about the AGE-WELL Network to find out about the assistive robots, smart home systems, anti-collision wheelchairs and other cutting-edge innovations that AGE-WELL teams are creating to support healthy aging.
The Tour: Come take a tour of Toronto Rehab’s state-of-the-art research facilities, a subterranean laboratory with a giant hydraulic motion simulator that can generate winter-like conditions including ice, snow and slopes, and where researchers can test people’s balance and mobility devices in real-life situations. Guests will be led through the iDAPT Center for Rehabilitation Research and Challenging Environment Assessment Labs in the basement and on the 12th floor including; Control room, StreetLab, WinterLab, FallsLab DriverLab ,CareLab, HomeLab, and FallsLab.
iDAPT Services: iDAPT Services is part of Toronto Rehab’s research initiative. We offer our extensive knowledge and capabilities to a diverse client base – private businesses, institutions, individuals – anyone who requires support to design, protect, develop, prototype and test new technologies. iDAPT Services offers support in any health-related technology.
4:30PM – An Evening with AGE-WELL (Networking Reception)
5:30PM – ROBOTS: THE NEXT FRONTIER
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6:00PM – Networking and viewing of demos AND iDAPT Tour (introduction to Toronto Rehab – UHN Research)
7:00PM – Closing Remarks
7:30PM – Event Ends
AGE-WELL NCE Inc. is a federally-funded Canadian network of industry, non-profit organizations, government, care providers, end users, and academic partners working together using high-quality research to drive innovation and create technologies and services that benefit older adults and caregivers. Its vision is to harness and build upon the potential of emerging and advanced technologies in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), e-health, information communication technologies (ICTs), and mobile technologies to stimulate technological, social, and policy innovation.
Toronto 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. The centrepiece of the iDAPT Centre for Rehabilitation Research is the Challenging Environment Assessment Lab (CEAL). This huge underground research lab is located beneath Toronto Rehab’s University Centre. CEAL features the world’s first hydraulic motion simulator that can mimic everyday environmental challenges faced by older people and those with disabling illness and injury. The simulator has different chambers that can be lifted on and off the base to generate snow and ice, different motions, slopes and terrain.