August 13, 2015
BRI Features Six Innovations at Accessibility Innovation Showcase
The weekend of August 8-10 was not only the launch of the exciting Parapan Am Games, but also the launch of the Accessibility Innovation Showcase. This Showcase was a first-of-its-kind event hosted by the Ontario government, in association with the U.S. Consulate General, to raise the profile of accessibility, demonstrate advances in technology and market-ready innovations, and stimulate investment and growth of the industry.
The BRI featured six innovations over the three day event.
From the prism lab we demoed the Hummer, an access technology for children and youth with complex disabilities who are unable to communicate. Click here to read more
From the CP Discovery lab we demoed CP Exergames, a virtual and physical gaming experience for children and youth with cerebral palsy to help develop cardiovascular strength and social interaction opportunities. Click here to read more
From the PEARL lab we demoed ScreenPlay, Bootle Blast and Blockbuilder, all designed with children and youth in mind. Click here: ScreenPlay | Bootle Blast
From the Autism Research Centre we demoed the Anxiety Meter, an innovation developed to help children, youth and parents of children with autism detect states of anxiety and empower self-awareness. Click here to read more
Dr. Tom Chau, VP of Research, also led two speaker series presentations on accessibility innovations occurring at Holland Bloorview.
Congratulations to Dr. Jan Andrysek and Legworks Team for their win in the accessibility tech pitch presentation. Read more
To everyone that came out to support our booth, including scientists, staff at Holland Bloorview, the public and all the incredible new people we met, Ministry officiates and more - we thank you.