Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (Bloorview) is Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation hospital. In 2002, we partnered with the University of Toronto to become Canada’s first teaching hospital in children’s rehabilitation. We are home to the Bloorview Research Institute, which was created in 2004 through an endowment from the Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation.
We are a provincial facility that sees more than 6,500 children and youth on an outpatient basis, and we have over 600 inpatient admissions each year from across the province, across Canada and around the world. We serve young people from birth to about 19 years old with disabilities, rehabilitation needs and complex health needs. In 2006, we opened the doors of our new state-of-the-art facility, a building that sets the standard for universal accessibility.
Ontario Rehabilitation Technology Consortium
The Ontario Rehabilitation Technology Consortium enhances the lives of people affected by disabilities through the research, development and evaluation of innovative, useful assistive devices.
Research and Development Team
WiViK and WordQ have been developed by a research and development team at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto with support from the Ontario Rehabilitation Technology Consortium and htx.ca-The Health Exchange.
Our development team is based at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (BMCC). Since 1982, this team has developed expertise in software architecture, design and development, human factors, computer accessibility, text-to-speech technology, augmentative and alternative communication, and the use of technology for writing. We have the broad skills necessary to take an idea from concept, through research, to final product and transfer it to industry.
We are linked with the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, the Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Department of Computer Science (Natural Language Processing) at University of Toronto. We also collaborate with the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.