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IMRIC and Canadian researchers are working towards treatment and cures for a range of diseases. From cancer, to diabetes, to blindness, their innovative research is poised to change the world.

Research Topics

Spinal Cord Injury

One of the most serious injuries that can occur to someone previously healthy is a spinal cord injury. The consequences of such an injury can result in the inability to walk and/or paralysis, which has severe effects on one’s lifestyle. 

Visual Impairment

284 million people are visually impaired worldwide. Imagine not knowing what colors look like or having to walk everywhere with a white cane. For people who live with visual impairments, this is a part of every day life.

At IMRIC, we are training people to ‘see’ with sound and walk without the use of the traditional white cane. Training in sensory substitution and the development of the virtual cane gives new hope to people who are learning to ‘see’ in ways they never thought possible.