Canada-India Spinal Cord Injuries Innovation Award

Sept 17, 2021, 7:30AM PST

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Praxis Spinal Cord Institute, IC-IMPACTS and Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC) invite you to participate in the Canada-India Spinal Cord Injuries Innovation Award on Friday, Sept 17, 2021, 7:30AM PST.

The five projects that received funding to accelerate research and demonstrate the effectiveness of newly developed technologies for patients with spinal cord injuries will present their work, focusing on what was planned, key findings and next steps.

“We are thrilled to support these promising and innovative research projects that have the potential to dramatically improve the lives of people living with spinal cord injuries. I am grateful to our partners at ISIC and IC-IMPACTS for a collaboration that can accelerate the rate at which new technologies or knowledge is translated to a real-world setting.” Bill Barrable, CEO, Praxis Spinal Cord Institute

About the five projects:

  • Development of portable spine MEG scanner for real time spinal functional evaluation and data acquisition. Teresa Cheung, Simon Fraser University (Canada), Rohit Sharma, IIT, Ropar (India).
  • Wearable technology to monitor sitting posture and reduce the pressure injury risk. Hossein Rouhani, University of Alberta (Canada), Chester Ho, University of Alberta (Canada).
  • COPE: Community health outcomes and personalized education/exercises for spinal injured individuals. Nishu Tyagi, ISIC (India), Andrei Krassioukov, UBC (Canada).
  • Design2Impact: Uniting Researchers, makers and Spinal Injury Survivors through Open-Source Technology. Aaron Yurkewich, University of Toronto (Canada), Stewart Russell, Makers Making Change at Neil Squire Society (Canada).
  • Development of wearable artificial muscle for a tetraplegic hand.Harvinder Chhabra, ISIC (India), Sitikantha Roy, IIT Delhi (India).

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