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Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital

Project Leader(s): 

Postdoctoral fellow: Dr. Thomas Degris, Computing Sciences, University of Alberta

Lead faculty member: Dr. Richard Sutton, Computing Sciences, University of Alberta

Non-academic participants: 

Design, build, and program a small mobile robot at the University of Alberta that can interact successfully, without supervision, with members of the public visiting the Courage Center at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton. Robotics is playing an increasing role in multiple aspects of rehabilitative medicine, including prosthetics, mobility aids, and patient-adapted physical therapy. The Courage Center is a new facility for demonstrating and showcasing such applications of technology in rehabilitative medicine to the public.