Rosalie Wang

PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.)

Rosalie Wang is an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto. She is an affiliated member of the University of Toronto Robotics Institute and a faculty fellow at the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society. She is an Affiliate Scientist at KITE - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network and a member of their AI and Robotics in Rehabilitation Research Team. Rosalie's research focuses on developing, evaluating, and implementing technology to enable daily activity participation and social inclusion of seniors and people with disabilities. She is leading research in robotics for post-stroke rehabilitation and on the use of information and communication technologies by seniors with cognitive impairments. As an AGE-WELL investigator she co-led a national project on enhancing equitable access to assistive technologies.

8:00 AM PST

Thursday March 10, 2022

Equity and Access to Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology

Assistive and rehabilitation technologies are rapidly developing and proliferating with great promise to enhance activity performance, participation in social and community life, and well-being. Benefits of these technologies cannot be realized for everyone if access is limited and inequitable for some. This talk will discuss learnings from our research in Canada on enhancing equitable access to assistive technology and explore opportunities for collaboration locally, regionally, and globally to facilitate access to beneficial technologies.

1:00 PM PST

Friday March 11, 2022

LIVE - A FASTER approach: Bridging Academic and Industry Development and Evaluation of Technology-based Interventions

Commercialization and integration into practice of technology-based interventions in the field of disability and rehabilitation necessitate the close partnership of researchers, developers, clinicians, and industry representatives. In this live interactive session, we introduce the Framework for Accelerated and Systematic Technology-based intervention development and Evaluation Research (FASTER) and explore the challenges and opportunities in the generation of evidence at the intersections of academic and industry research and development to support translation and adoption.