The mission of PEARL (Possibility Engineering and Research Lab) is to conceptualize, develop, and evaluate innovative technologies that create possibilities for young people with disabilities to participate more meaningfully in arts, music, physical activities, and therapies.

Our team works extensively in the development of virtual reality therapies and in the creation of interactive play spaces that are accessible to young people of all abilities in healthcare environments.

The PEARL lab is highly interdisciplinary and applies a user-centred, participatory design approach to ensure the needs of key stakeholders (children, families, clinicians) are met. The core values underlying our research endeavours are: innovation, clinical impact, evaluation, and translation.

What's new in the PEARL Lab?

  • October 14, 2016
    Register now for the 11th annual BRI Symposium!
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  • July 27, 2016
    A decade of propelling bright futures for childhood disability student researchers
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  • December 18, 2015
    Apply now: 2016 BRI Pursuit Awards
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