We develop and evaluate technologies to improve rehabilitation outcomes through user-centered approaches
Welcome to the laboratory of advanced technology in rehabilitation! Our lab is located at the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, a site of CISSS-Laval, Quebec, Canada. It is part of the Interdisciplinary Research Center in Rehabilitation (CRIR). In the lab, we develop and evaluate technologies and approaches that improve rehabilitation outcomes for people with disabilities. We follow a user-centered development approach: clinicians and end users are involved in all steps of the process.
This is also the home go the wiWe Wheelchair Simulator Project. Information about the miWe simulator and download instructions can be found here.
For more information about the lab, please visit the project sections of our website.
The current wheelchair simulator runs on a Windows PC, using a joystick or keyboard. It can simulate a power or manual wheelchair, during various activities such as street crossing, shopping mall, entering an elevator, etc. It is available as a free download.
Philippe Archambault, director
Philippe Archambault is an occupational therapist and Full Professor at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University. He has expertise in neuroscience and in technology, including robotics and virtual reality. He is interested in the use of technology in rehabilitation, specifically mobility aids, virtual reality, serious games and robotics. Philippe Archambault is also the scientific director of the Inclusive Society initiative. He is the co-scientific director of the Interdisciplinary Research Center in Rehabilitation.