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Advancing Innovation through the Centre for Neurotechnological Innovation to Application (“CRANIA”)

February 24, 2021

Advancing Innovation through the Centre for Neurotechnological Innovation to Application (“CRANIA”), a program under the direction of Dr. Milos Popovic at Toronto Rehab, and Dr. Taufik Valiante at Toronto Western Hospital.

The aim for CRANIA is to be the recognized leader in an exciting new field of medicine that restores or improves patients’ function by correcting abnormal electrical or chemical activity in the brain. More specifically, CRANIA’s contribution to The Schroeder Brain Institute will be to engineer brain-computer interfaces and other technological tools that can restore neural networks and improve function for many neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and stroke, to name a few.

Under the leadership of Dr. Alex Mihailidis, CRANIA will also develop technologies to support Dementia Rehab and In-Home Dementia Intervention (See Programs B and C below) at Toronto Rehab. These technologies will include advanced robotics, wearable and environmental instrumentation, and other technologies using artificial intelligence.