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The BCIT Rehabilitation Engineering Design Lab (REDLab) aims to develop novel solutions that improve and expand activities of daily living and community participation for people with disabilities. As much as possible, we engage users in our design process in order to create solutions that meet user needs.

The REDLab works with a diverse, inter-disciplinary network of researchers (e.g.  Rehabilitation Engineering, Occupational Therapy, Mechanical Engineering, Human Kinetics, and others), as well as industry and community partners.

The REDLab is led by Dr. Jaimie Borisoff, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Rehabilitation Engineering Design.

BCIT students and researchers connect through multi-institution Student Collaboration Initiative

For the past two years, there has been a significant shift in the way students and researchers manage their research. Many students used only video conferencing to conduct their research...

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How BCIT innovated to provide applied solutions to industry challenges

BCIT researchers and research groups have been working with industries for 30 years, helping companies and organizations develop new technologies, products, and services. Despite the evolving challenges of the pandemic...

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BCIT researcher collaborates to develop ‘rowing machine’ for people with mobility impairments

While standard rowing machines for gym facilities or home use are widely available, they don’t address the seating and positioning needs of people with spinal cord injuries and other mobility...

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Examining the impact of COVID-19 on individuals with spinal cord injury

COVID-19 has disrupted the daily structure and life routines of people all over the world including many individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). The changes in daily activities, how the...

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Dr. Jaimie Borisoff interviewed by Global News Vancouver

2021 International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Dr. Jaimie Borisoff was interviewed by Global News Vancouver on Dec 3, 2021, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities to talk about his research, the importance of assistive technology, and helping disabled people live more independently.

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Jaimie Borisoff
Rehabilitation Engineering Design
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BCIT Centre for Applied Research & Innovation
4355 Mathissi Place
Burnaby, BC V5G 4S8