Each year, more than 1,000 Canadians experience a spinal cord injury or illness, resulting in partial or complete paralysis. The Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory (REL) is based at the largest rehabilitation program in Canada for people with spinal cord injuries and related non-traumatic neurological conditions and is the state-of-the-art facility in the field of neural engineering and neurorehabilitation. Our team develops sophisticated neuroprostheses, neurorehabilitation systems, brain machine interfaces, and diverse assistive technologies. The lab has a track record in conducting randomized controlled trials with various neuroprostheses and is one of the leading institutions in the world in the field of functional electrical stimulation therapy.
At any given time, more than 40 people are associated with this lab, half of them graduate and postdoctoral fellows. The team consists of engineers, physiologists, medical doctors and therapists. REL’s research has traditionally been focused on research involving human subjects; however, since 2006 the lab has been steadily expanding its animal research program.
This lab is located at Toronto Rehab’s Lyndhurst Centre at 520 Sutherland Drive, Toronto.
REL website: www.toronto-fes.ca.
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