[visionlist] Announcing the Challenging Environment Assessment
Laboratory at Toronto Rehab
Campos.Jennifer at TorontoRehab.on.ca
Mon Aug 31 07:30:36 PDT 2009
The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, North America's second largest
rehab facility, invites you to become part of a pioneering research
initiative. The Challenging Environment Assessment Laboratory (CEAL)
will be one of the most advanced rehabilitation research labs in the
world and will serve to unite first-class scientists and innovators.
CEAL consists of a large (6m x 6m), 6-degree-of-freedom motion platform
that can be configured with various, interchangeable payloads (portable,
self-contained laboratory spaces). Currently, three unique payloads are
being constructed, including:
(1) General Purpose Payload that can be outfitted with interchangeable
features such as an instrumented staircase and a force plate floor.
(2) Winter Payload that can simulate different atmospheric conditions
such as wind and snow and will actually contain a real ice floor.
(3) Visual Dome Payload that contains a high resolution, large
field-of-view, visual projection system that can be coupled with
auditory inputs and various movement interfaces including a linear
treadmill and wheelchair simulator.
CEAL will provide exciting opportunities for researchers interested in
visual perception, perception-action coupling, locomotion, multisensory
integration (visual, auditory, proprioceptive, vestibular), virtual
reality, biomechanics, development of assistive devices, etc. Further,
as it will be located within a rehabilitation hospital, there will be
unique opportunities to work with many different patient populations and
You can read more about CEAL at www.cealidapt.com and there is a
detailed Partner Information Package that can be downloaded at
With a completion date of February 2011 on the horizon, now is the time
to start planning your research projects using CEAL's one-of-a-kind
capabilities! We look forward to embarking upon this exciting research
endeavour with you and greatly anticipate a future of outstanding
scientific achievements and inspired technological innovations that will
contribute to improving lives.
Please do not hesitate to contact me for any additional information on
how to plan your experiments using CEAL.
Jennifer Campos, PhD
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
180 Elm Street
Tel: 416-849-4340 x206
E-mail: campos.jennifer at torontorehab.on.ca
<mailto:campos.jennifer at torontorehab.on.ca>
CEAL Website: www.cealidapt.com
At Toronto Rehab, we're doing Everything Humanly Possible to advance rehabilitation and enhance quality of life. Visit us today at www.torontorehab.com
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