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SPARK - Our Research

At the SPARK Lab, we conduct research and knowledge translation activities related to gross motor skill evaluation, as well as on innovative new interventions focused on the enhancement of physical activity, functional mobility and related participation.

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SPARK Lab Current Research Studies:

Development and testing of the Prosthetic Upper Extremity Prosthetic Index (PUFI-2) App: and international partner evaluation

Feasibility RCT evaluating digitally and traditionally produced ankle foot orthoses for individual with impaired lower limb function. Co-Principal Investigators: Jan Andrysek [nominated Principal Applicant] and Virginia Wright. CIHR 

Virtual hand-arm assessments for children with Cerebral Palsy: helping us to achieve equity in rehabilitation care and research.  Co-Principal Investigators: Elaine Biddiss [nominated Principal Applicant] and Virginia Wright. CIHR 

Quantifying the user experience, as well as neural, muscular, and functional gait changes following exoskeleton-powered gait rehabilitation in children with CP and other mobility impairments