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.



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:

  • Bessam Abdulrazak, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Rachid Aissaoui, École des technologies supérieures (ETS)
  • Carl-Éric Aubin, École Polytechnique de Montréal
  • Bruno Bouchard, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
  • Eva Kehayia, Université McGill
  • Kinova
  • François Michaud, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Sylvie Nadeau, Université de Montréal
  • Joëlle Pineau, Université McGill
  • Susan Reid, Université Bishop’s
  • Lauranne Sins, École des technologies supérieures (ETS), étudiante
  • Michel Tousignant, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Claude Vincent, Université Laval

Direction and Coordination :

  • François Michaud, Directeur
  • Nathalie Hamel, Coordonnatrice


Strategic positioning