Recent SRN News

Our mission is to promote a multidisciplinary approach involving cellular, systems and engineering studies to advance the understanding and recovery of sensory and motor function following nervous system trauma or disease.



12 December 2018

Rick Hansen Grant Awarded to Dr. Chester Ho

Dr. Chester Ho & Dr. Hossein Rouhani just received a grant from the Rick Hansen Foundation on their work with Smart-e-Pants. This is a wearable technology to monitor sitting posture and to reduce pressure ulcers.  It was an international competition and they were one of 5 winning teams. This grant was awarded to help accelerate their technology and make it available to people with spinal cord injury.

Rick Hansen Grant Competition



Dr. Monica Gorassini, Director SRN
Department of Biomed Engineering, 
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

10 December 2018

Patent Award Recipient

Dr. David Collins professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport & Recreation recently received a patent award on his work with neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) from TEC Edmonton. Please see links below for full articles.

A new approach on traditional spinal cord injury treatment

Folio Article