The Spinal Cord Rehab Innovation Challenge
The mission of Pearl Interactives, an early stage start-up company emerging from research conducted at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, is to co-create interactive media for children of all abilities for well-being, play, and learning. Bootle Blast is a mixed-reality video game that engages children in rehabilitation activities targeting the upper limb and fine motor skills. Movements are tracked using a 3D sensor which enables the system to measure frequency and intensity of the rehabilitation activities as well as changes in movements and coordination over time. The Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Innovation Challenge prize will enable the team to further tailor and validate Bootle Blast with young people with SCI. Bootle Blast will provide children with SCI, their clinicians and families with a fun rehabilitation activity that can be played in clinics and at home to improve motor skills and function.
You can learn more about Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (Pearl Interactives) by reading the official Challenge Winner’s announcement.