The Innovation to Implementation (i2i) and adjoining Bone Health Lab provide a large area for conducting fall prevention and exercise studies, as well as assessments of the mobility patterns of volunteer research participants.

The i2i uses balance platforms, virtual reality, wearable sensors, and treadmills to better understand why people fall and the best ways to prevent or recover from a fall.

This knowledge is being combined with field studies to allow researchers to improve the safety of environments where older adults live.

The i2i lab is also used to develop new materials and devices for injury prevention, such as compliant flooring and wearable hip protectors to prevent fractures due to falls, and wearable sensors to monitor imbalance and falls in daily life.

The large space is also ideal for presentations and has provided classroom space to Biomedical Engineering courses. The i2i has been a home base for the Engineers in Scrubs program.



Staff at the Centre for Aging SMART would be happy to address any questions you may have and to work with you to coordinate your project. Please contact us for a swift response. Also note that we are a research centre, not a clinic. If you have questions or concerns about a medical condition, please consult with your physician.