SMART Talks is a live event, open to the public as a way of connecting and showcasing the vast range of research taking place within The Network.
January 14, 2022
Adam Ostashek (PI: Dr. Dan Sameoto) and Carly O'Sullivan (PI: Dr. Vivian Mushahwar) talk about the developments, methods, and challenges in producing stretchable devices using modified consumer-grade 3D printers for sensors and dynamic electrical systems. The also do a comparison of two methods of spinal cord stimulation for the eventual purpose of being used to restore locomotion following spinal cord injury.
December 10, 2021
Abed Soleymani (PI: Dr. Mahdi Tavakoli) and Mohsen Soltanpour (PIs: Dr. Pierre Boulanger and Dr. Russ Greiner), "Time Series Analysis in Medicine Using Deep Learning" uncovers deep learning techniques that identify strokes at the earliest stages, and how data coming from a surgical robot platform can assess and evaluate the skill level of the surgeon.
November 12, 2021
Dr. Loyola Sanchez and Physiotherapist, Rija Kamran (MSc.) present results from a qualitative study conducted as part of the CONnecting and Coordinating an Enhanced Network for TRansitions In Care (CONCENTRIC) study to explain how can transitions for people with SCI to rural areas of Alberta can be improved. They will also demonstrate the value of qualitative research for Rehabilitation Sciences.
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Date: October 8, 2021
Dr. Kim Adams presents an overview of the user-centred design techniques used in creating and implementing assistive technology to accomplish patient-driven goals. It covers access technologies from manual to brain control interfaces and output devices from computers to robots.
Date: September 10, 2021
An effective patient-specific treatment model identifies which treatment has the best chance of success for each individual patient, based on all available information about that patient. Here, we consider the task of learning such models – in general, a learned combination of many features that collectively predict the outcome – from a labeled dataset describing earlier patients, and their outcomes. Dr. Russ Greiner introduces the relevant ideas using real-world medical examples, and explains how this machine-learning approach differs from the task of finding individual biomarkers.
July 9, 2021
Alexandra Ouellette-Zuk (PI: Dr. Craig Chapman) and Thea Wang (PI: Dr. Pierre Boulanger). Human Computer Interaction explore the use of virtual reality with proxy haptic in open surgical skills training and the translation of computerized reach-tracking assessment to portable devices for the study of human decision making.
May 14, 2021
Featuring Aminreza Khandan and Khilesh Jairamdas
December 18, 2020
Featuring: Jennifer Bertrand, Ramin Fathian, Nasim Hajari, Bernal Manzanilla, Matheus Mussi, Mojtaba Sharifi, Ahmed Shehata, and AÏda Valevicius, pitch their projects funded by SMART Network’s Innovation Fund.