130 IDS

IDS : Intelligent Dynamic Seating : Integration of sensors, repositioning and eHealth technology for power wheelchairs

Intervention area

Mobility

Start date

November 1, 2020

End date

November 1, 2022

Our interdisciplinary team of researchers, engineers, clinicians and industry partners have combined expertise to create an Intelligent Dynamic Seating system for power wheelchairs. Technical advances in sensor engineering will facilitate integration of two existing independent technologies (MOvIT+ and E-Box) to create an intelligent repositioning system that responds to users’ needs through a clinician-approved eHealth program. A pilot evaluation with expert power wheelchair users will assure clinical utility and safety. Regular team meetings will reinforce integration of technical and clinical feedback to facilitate technology uptake by industry partners, wheelchair users, and clinicians.

Lead applicant

Krista Lynn Best

Université Laval

Réadaptation

2 INTER mandates

Team

Philippe Archambault

Université McGill

Physical and Occupational Therapy

27 INTER mandates

Claudine Auger

Université de Montréal

Réadaptation

5 INTER mandates

François Michaud

Université de Sherbrooke

Génie électrique

34 INTER mandates

François Routhier

Université Laval

Réadaptation

20 INTER mandates