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NET Team

           The Neural Engineering and Therapeutics (NET) Team is primarily focused on translational research to advance understanding of neurological recovery, neurorehabilitation, and quality of life for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Since its inception, the team has been developing neuroprosthetic systems and assistive technologies, neurorehabilitation tools and interventions, and clinical assessment tools for individuals with SCI and other neurologic impairments. Most of the NET Team’s current interventions have potential for immediate clinical application within five years. Besides developing therapies, assessments, and new practices, the NET Team has evaluated the impact of these interventions on patients and their families.

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Team Structure

The NET Team includes:

  • 11 Scientists

  • 7 Adjunct Scientists

  • 15 Research Staff

  • 7 Postdoctoral Fellows

  • 30 Graduate Students

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute:
  • Peer-Reviewed Publications:​ 445

  • Research Funding: $17,551,095

  • Researchers:

    • 23 Senior Scientists​

    • 22 Scientists

    • 65 Affiliate Scientists

    • 6 Clinical Researchers

    • 116 Total Researchers

  • Support:

    • 117 Support Staff​

  • Trainees:

    • 30 Fellows​

    • 93 Graduate Students

    • 123 Total Trainees

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The NET Team’s primary working site is at Lyndhurst Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - University Health Network.


We closely collaborate with other sites:


Within University Health Network:

  • University Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

  • Rumsey Centres, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

  • Toronto Western Hospital, UHN

  • Toronto Western Research Institute, University Health Network

University of Toronto:

  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto

  • Department of Medicine, University of Toronto

  • Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Sciences,
    University of Toronto

  • Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto

  • Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto

External Collaborators:

  • Bloorview Research Institute, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto ON

  • Miami Project, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FLA

  • Department of Kinesiology, Waterloo, ON

  • Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

  • Department of Medicine, University of British Colombia, Vancouver, BC

  • Parkwood Institute, London , ON

  • ICORD, Vancouver, BC

  • SCIRE, Vancouver, BC

  • Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC

  • IRGLM, IRDPQ Quebec City

About the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute: TRI is the top rehabilitation research centre in the world. It is also Canada's largest adult rehabilitation hospital. TRI's research labs are located at four sites: University Centre, Lyndhurst hospital and TRI Cardiac and Stroke Centre (Rumsey Road) and the Bickle Centre (Dunn Avenue).
Research Areas: TRI's research program solves problems in four areas: prevention of disability; restoration of function following injury or illness; enabling independent living at home; and optimization of the rehab system.
Foundation: The Toronto Rehab Foundation proudly supports research education and care that translate into active, healthier and more independent living for Canadians and for people around the world.
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