INTER is a strategic cluster financed by the Fonds de recherche sur la nature et les technologies (FQRNT) of Quebec and stands for Interactive technologies of engineering in rehabilitation.

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To support active interdisciplinary and intersectorial collaborations going beyond of boundaries and usual practices in several disciplines such as natural sciences, engineering, clinical sciences and management of innovation to develop innovative interactive technologies allowing the science to advance and to treat better, faster and at lower cost a big amount of persons.


Objectives of our cluster

To mobilize Quebec researchers in field of interactive technologies for rehabilitation to conciliate the rehabilitation needs, the research on means offered by high technologies and evaluation of new technologies developed in rehabilitation.

To support research involving :

  • the identification of needs, the innovation process and transfers and evaluation of interactive technologies in living environments, so as to satisfy the complexes requirements in health care.
  • the design and prototype interactive technologies that satisfy use constraints in real conditions by people losing their autonomy or with physical disabilities and seek to answer identified rehabilitation needs.

To provide a welcoming, facilitation and dynamic and stimulant exchanges environment between researchers, for training highly qualified people, for diffusing knowledge in scientific, public and private environments and to the general public.

To put Quebec on national and international map in the field of interactive technologies for rehabilitation and more specifically in the sectors such as smart homes, telererehabilitation, mobile systems and health technologies to contribute to economic prosperity and improvement of Quebecers’ life quality.



Orientation committee:

  • Charles Gouin-Vallerand, TÉLUQ
  • Claude Vincent, Université Laval
  • Dahlia Kairy, Université de Montréal
  • David Labbé, École des technologies supérieures (ETS)
  • Félix Chénier, UQAM
  • François Michaud, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Guillaume Spalla, représentant du comité de PHQ d'INTER (NT), Université de Sherbrooke
  • Mali Prud'Homme, Sage Innovation
  • Marie-Hélène Milot, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Maxime Raison, Polytechnique
  • Philippe Archambault, McGill
  • Pierre Puchaud, représentant du comité de PHQ d'INTER (NT), Université de Montréal
  • Sébastien Gaboury, UQAC
  • Représentant de l'Office des personnes handicapées du Québec (OPHQ)

Direction and Coordination :

  • François Michaud, Directeur
  • Catherine Pagé, Coordonnatrice
  • Marie-Philippe Harvey, Coordonnatrice


Strategic positioning