The nominations for the 2021 unsung hero award are open now through December 31, 2021.
Atena Roshan Fekr is an Affiliate Scientist at the KITE Research Institute and an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. Her main research focus is on developing smart technologies that enable people, especially seniors, to live safer and more independent lives. This includes researching three main sub-topics: slip, trip and fall prevention; Program to Accelerate Technologies for Homecare (PATH); and technologies to prevent the spread of infection.
What started with a modest products page on our website selling custom KITE masks has turned into an online store that now also carries mugs, notepads and pens. Perfect for any home or work office, our products are available in different packages. Below are the options:
Since 2005, The KITE Research Institute at Toronto Rehab, with TD Bank Group, has supported the active involvement of people with disabilities in rehabilitation-related research. Graduate students with disabilities often encounter financial barriers due in part to the high cost of adaptive aids, technologies and resources needed to enable their studies. Thanks to TD Bank, people with disabilities have had a better shot at becoming active participants in planning and conducting rehabilitation research. Meet this year’s scholarship recipients, Miracle and Anna.
In Canada, 18 per cent of the population are seniors, and with this number growing every year, older adults need better, safer and more reliable ways to age in their own homes. That's why, we've been researching and developing modern technologies and solutions that offer peace of mind to caregivers and improve quality of life for seniors aging safely at home.
The UHN IDEA committee is working to develop support programs for staff and trainees to promote inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA). The Staff and Trainee subcommittee is conducting a brief survey to gather information on areas that staff and trainees would like addressed in their respective research communities.