Research/iDAPT

Toronto Rehab is home to the top rehabilitation research centre in the world. The iDAPT (Intelligent Design for Adaptation, Participation and Technology) Centre for Rehabilitation Research brings together the brightest research minds and state-of-the-art technology. 

An extensive network of research labs, workshops and services credited with revolutionizing the science of rehabilitation, iDAPT provides a unique space where ideas can be cultivated and tested in a real-life setting. Cutting-edge and simulator technologies allow researchers to safely study how adults with disabilities interact with their environment. iDAPT enables researchers to deliver practical new therapies and well-designed products to enhance the lives of older people and those with disabling injury or illness.

Led by Dr. Milos Popovic, Research Institute Director, scientists, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows conduct research activities in eleven broad areas.  Read about our Research Chairs

Scientists work closely with clinicians, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others to translate our discoveries into action. Toronto Rehab moves research findings into practice and ideas into marketable products so that people can benefit as soon as possible.

Toronto Rehabilitation – Research Snapshot

Toronto Rehab’s research program solves problems in three areas:

  1. Prevent disability
  2. Restore function
  3. Enable independence

Toronto Rehab’s research labs are located at four sites: University Centre (550 University Ave.), Lyndhurst Hospital and Toronto Rehab’s Cardiac and Stroke Centre (Rumsey Road) and the Bickle Centre (Dunn Ave).

2017 Statistics:
55,965 sq. ft. Research Space 
$16,402,393 External Funding 
508 Publications 

23 Senior Scientists 
21 Scientists 
67 Affiliate Scientists 
111 Total Appointed Researchers 
7 Clinical Researchers 
118 Total Researchers 

25 Fellows 
77 Graduate Students 
102 Total Trainees 

104 Total Staff