Glenrose Rehabilitation Research, Innovation and Technology (GRRIT) Hub
Glenrose Rehabilitation Research, Innovation and Technology (GRRIT) Hub

Dreamed up at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, GRRIT, brings together healthcare professionals, researchers and businesses to develop and assess new technologies that will help patients with their recovery.

10230 – 111 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5G 0B7

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Glenrose Rehabilitation Research, Innovation and Technology (GRRIT) Hub

GRRIT

Dr. Gary Faulkner, PhD, P.Eng. Director, Research & Technology


Health Innovation

GRRIT, which was dreamed up at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, brings together healthcare professionals, researchers and businesses to develop and assess new technologies that will help patients with their recovery. GRRIT’s director Gary Faulkner said the program is like a “sandbox” where researchers and companies can dream, experiment and fine-tune their ideas before hitting the market.

How they are changing the world

Close to 40 projects have gone through GRRIT, with many successes including the ReTouch, a gigantic touch screen loaded with specialized software that helps stroke, brain injury and surgical patients regain strength, coordination and reactive skills.

Why Edmonton?

The Glenrose has a long history of fostering research and development so when their staff decided to take it to the next level by creating GRRIT, their contacts across the city, including at the University of Alberta, also rose to the challenge.

What does the future look like?

Faulkner said companies and researchers are “constantly knocking on GRRIT’s door” for help, so he expects more life-changing technologies will be developed and used not only in Edmonton but around the world.

There’s lots of research out there, but most of it doesn’t get to the floor. We wanted to change that.

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