The Spinal Cord Rehab Innovation Challenge
KITE, the research arm of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, has areas of focus that include prevention, restoration, enhanced participation and independent living. Its researchers are actively engaged in developing new treatments, devices and products as well as gathering evidence that guides changes to policy and public opinion. This submission to the Spinal Cord Rehab Innovation Challenge describes technology to measure fine motor activities and outcomes at home, by using artificial intelligence to analyze video from wearable cameras (“egocentric video”). Hand function is fundamental to independence after cervical spinal cord injury, and is consistently identified as a top priority for recovery. This submission is designed to bridge the gap between the clinic and community in the rehabilitation and assessment of hand function.
You can learn more about The Kite Research Institute by reading the official Challenge Winner’s announcement.