Welcome to the Intelligent Assistive Technology and Systems Lab (IATSL), located in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto. We are a multi-disciplinary group of researchers with backgrounds in engineering, computer science, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and gerontology.
Our goal is to develop zero-effort technologies that are adaptive, flexible, and intelligent, to enable users to participate fully in their daily lives. Learn more about our research!
Are you a power wheelchair user?
We are looking for current or future power wheelchair users to participate in 3-8 sessions over a period of 4 months. Sessions will take between 30-60 mins. Compensation will be provided to offset expenses.
Read more information about this study or call Fabrizio Farronato at (416) 946-8573 to learn more or to sign up!
COACH for ASD featured on CBC News
January 10, 2013
The COACH for guiding children with ASD through handwashing was featured on the CBC's evening news. Watch the video...
AAL-WELL Project Launched
December 5, 2012
The AAL-Well project, which examines Ambient Assistive Living Technologies for Wellness, Engagement, and Long Life, has been launched! Read more on the project's website...
December 5, 2012
Age-CAP is available for free on the iTunes and Google Play stores. Download Age-CAP for your device...
IATSL Recipient of International Grant
November 26, 2012
Dr. Alex Mihailidis and his team were awarded a $0.73 million CIHR Canada-Europe funding highlighted by Harper government. Read more...
Babak Taati joins TRI as a scientist
September 17, 2012
Congratulations to Babak Taati on his new appointment as a Scientist at TRI! The IATSL team is excited and pleased that we get to continue to collaborate closely with you!
IATSL recipient of Dobbin Scholarship
August 13, 2012
Jennifer Boger recently received a Dobbin Scholarship, which support research between Canada and Ireland. Jen will be using the scholarship to investigate techniques that support the interdisciplinary development of assistive technologies.
Workshop presentation at ICNR 2012
June 4, 2012
IATSL will be presenting the workshop "Creating Intelligent Rehabilitation Technology: An Interdisciplinary Effort" at this year's International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation, in Toledo, Spain.
Call for papers for the AAAI Symposium on AI for Gerontechnology
April 9, 2012
Authors are invited to submit papers that will focus on a variety of AI topics that address the physical, cognitive, emotion and social challenges of healthy aging. This year's AAAI conference is to be held Nov. 2-4, 2012.
Computer Vision and Machine Learning in Rehabilitation (Assistant Professor level)
March 9, 2012
The Toronto Rehab Institute has an opening for a Computer Vision and Machine Learning in Rehabilitation (Assistant Professor level) position. Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2012.
- Read the job posting for the Computer Vision and Machine Learning in Rehabilitation (Assistant Professor level) position
Media coverage of HomeLab and IATSL
Nov. 22, 2011
TRI's grand opening of their new Research spaces has sparked a lot of excitement over the new facilities, including the HomeLab space and some of the research IATSL is doing there. Check out some of the media buzz:
Alex discusses IATSL's research
Oct. 19, 2011
Alex talks about the research going on in IATSL at the Global Research Summit on Alzheimer's Disease in Madrid, Spain.