College of Rehabilitation Sciences
What we offer
Located in the Health Sciences Centre Rehabilitation Hospital, the EPIC lab is part of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Manitoba. The 1,000 square foot lab has space for mobility-based data collection, private assessment areas and equipment for a standard wheelchair skills test and training.
Telerehabilitation and interactive exercise gaming system
College of Rehabilitation Sciences researchers have designed, produced and extensively field tested a novel, universal gaming interface device with technology that uses miniature commercial motion or pressure sensors. These sensors enable a user to play any commercial therapeutic, or educational video game or virtual reality application. Using this system, practitioners can provide positive feedback and an enjoyable experience, motivating the client to continue and complete the rehabilitation process.
Haptic-enabled hand telerehabilitation platform
Researchers at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences have developed a haptic-enabled hand telerehabilitation platform. The therapist and the remote patient are provided with an online platform that enables the patient to perform therapeutic tasks while wearing smart gloves and therapist to measure progress on the basis of quantitative output.
VR-powered full body exercise system
Researchers at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences have developed a virtual reality-powered full body exercise system allowing to program remote therapeutic activities and measure the progress online.
AI-powered real-time posture and body language monitoring system
Researchers at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences have developed an AI-powered platform for posture and body language recognition that send alerts to end users when required. The platform allows for capturing and recognizing human poses and body language, without breaching their privacy.
Multi-user virtual smart suite
Researchers at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences have developed a multi-user virtual smart suite as a clone of the University of Manitoba smart suite. Smart Suite is a replica of living quarters that is equipped with mHealth tools and platforms to monitor the activities of its occupants. Backed by a telemedicine infrastructure, the Smart Suite will include such enhancements as Doppler radar, smart floor mats and motion sensors designed to detect time, location and frequency of movement and certain activities like going to the bathroom, bathing, opening the refrigerator, washing hands and resting in bed or on the living room couch.