The Initiative for the Development of New Technologies and Practices in Rehabilitation (INSPIRE) aims to develop, evaluate, and implement novel technologies and interventions intended to enhance social roles and participation and health-related quality of life of individuals with physical impairments and functional disabilities.
Here are some of the latest publications from our INSPIRE project.
We regularly add new articles and resources.
French version of the Mini BESTest
No formal French version of the Mini BESTest is available. This study aimed to translate and transculturally adapt the Mini BESTest to French and verify its intra- and inter-rater reliability.
Scoping review of propelling aids for manual wheelchairs.
Manual wheelchair (MWC) users face a variety of obstacles limiting their participation. Different MWC models and new add-on components intended to improve propulsion may impact users' function and participation, although there is a lack of research on this topic.
A Web-Based Physical Activity Portal for Individuals Living With a Spinal Cord Injury: Qualitative Study
The population with a spinal cord injury (SCI) largely remains inactive following discharge from rehabilitation despite evidence on the benefits of physical activity. A Web-based physical activity portal can address this need.
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