The BCI-CAN Network

The BCI-CAN Network

In 2019, three separate research facilities across Canada came together with the common goal to provide Canadian children with neurological disabilities access to cutting-edge brain-computer interface technology and cooperatively drive forward pediatric BCI research and innovation. The newly formed BCI-CAN network has brought together researchers, clinicians, engineers and our most important stakeholders - the children and families we serve - from across Canada. The network aims to create a unified coalition across our multiple research centers, sharing clinical and technical expertise, promoting multi-centre collaborative research projects and training the next generation of pediatric BCI experts through the graduate programs offered at each centre. 

In addition to our team here in Calgary, the BCI-CAN network involves groups from the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto. We are always looking for new opportunities to collaborate with groups across Canada and the broader BCI community. If you are interested in collaborating with the network, please send us an email!

 

Recent Network Publication:

Advancing Brain Computer Interface Applications for Severely Disabled Children Through a Multidisciplinary National Network: Summary of the Inaugural Pediatric BCI Canada Meeting

An outside landscape view of the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital

I CAN BCI Program

Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital

University of Alberta - Edmonton, Alberta

The I CAN Centre for Assistive Technology at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton has partnered with the University of Alberta to establish a clinical research program to provide children with complex physical needs access to BCI technology, very similar to the BCI4Kids program in Calgary. The BCI program is led by Dr. John Anderson, and the research arm of their program is led by Dr. Kim Adams of the University of Alberta.

Visit the I CAN Centre's website.

PRISM BCI Lab

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

University of Toronto - Toronto, Ontario

The PRISM lab at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and the University of Toronto has been researching BCI and other related access technologies for years, under the leadership of Dr. Tom Chau. They have recently branched out from their extensive research operations to initiate a clinically focused program for children, similar to the programs in Calgary and Edmonton.

Visit the PRISM Lab's website.

An outside landscape view of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospita
Painting made with a BCI

Contact Us

 

Reach out to us for more information on the BCI4Kids Program or our research: 

Email: kirtonlabcalgary@gmail.com

Twitter: @BCI4kids

Address: Alberta Children's Hospital

28 Oki Dr NW

Calgary AB, Canada

 

We are a part of the Calgary Pediatric Stroke Program:

CPSP Website