Introduction

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.

  • Evaluate and Prioritize – client/family and clinical practice needs to optimize clinical and community services for individuals with physical impairments and functional disabilities across the continuum of care,

  • Evaluate – current rehabilitation practices and community services for individuals with physical impairments and functional disabilities across the continuum of care,

  • Implement and evaluate – the impact of new rehabilitation and health informatics interventions on quality of care, functional ability, social roles and participation, and health-related quality of life across the continuum of care.

Person-Centred

The needs of clients, caregivers and clinicians are at the center of the INSPIRE  project. The project’s populations are at the forefront of an iterative research process that includes evaluations of needs, best practice and program evaluations, and the development and integration of new interventions and technologies in rehabilitation. The studies within INSPIRE will be guided by a knowledge translation process that includes all relevant stakeholder groups.

  • Person-Centred – The INSPIRE research program will be informed by the ongoing partnership between the research team and stakeholders.

  • Knowledge Translation – A dynamic and iterative process that includes synthesis, dissemination, exchange and ethically-sound application of knowledge to improve the health of individuals, provide more effective health services and products and strengthen the health care system.

  • Innovation – New and better ways of doing valued things.

“Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.”

Dany Gagnon, Ph.D. , Co-Director INSPIRE

INSPIRE Team

The INSPIRE team is led by two investigators and a number of graduate students

Partners

INSPIRE is made possible thanks to a number of partnerships and funders

Lindsay

The Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal Rehabilitation Institute (IRGLM) is a rehabilitation hospital affiliated with the Université de Montréal .

Research

The INSPIRE project has been constructed around three pillars.

INSPIRE

The Initiative for the Development of New Technologies and Practices in Rehabilitation

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