Stroke is the third-leading cause of death in Canada and a significant contributor to poor health, disability and early death. Dr. Janice Eng, Canada Research Chair in Neurological Rehabilitation, is devising and implementing innovative treatments to improve patients’ recovery from stroke and help them maintain and maximize any function they regain.
She and her research team are developing effective rehabilitation treatments to optimize recovery after stroke, advancing the use of wearable sensors during therapy to provide feedback to both patients and clinicians, and using brain imaging techniques to better understand brain recovery after a stroke. To accomplish these goals, they plan to complete at least five multi-province or international clinical trials. The approaches and technologies they develop will improve the health of a large number of Canadians living with stroke, and will ultimately reduce health-care costs.