The BRILLANT (Biomedical Research and Informatics Living Laboratory for Innovative Advances of New Technologies) research project was recently awarded a $5 million grant from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. The groundbreaking project was developed by Dr. Sara Ahmed, Site Director for the Constance-Lethbridge/CRIR research site and Associate Professor in the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy at McGill University. Dr. Ahmed will be working alongside a team of nine investigators at McGill University and University of Montreal.

Dr. Ahmed will implement a state-of-the-art technological infrastructure using artificial intelligence and biostatistics to better understand the factors that can affect the mobility of people with an acquired brain injury, whether at home or in the community. The goal of the research is to improve treatments in the rehabilitation centres and in the community, so that rehabilitation clinicians can enact interventions that will maximize their clients’ autonomy.

To achieve this objective, the BRILLIANT lab will be based in the Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre, where the research team will work closely with the Rehabilitation Directorate using technology and real-time data. Full story