Welcome to the Intelligent Assistive Technology and Systems Lab (IATSL), located in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto. We are a multi-disciplinary group of researchers with backgrounds in engineering, computer science, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and gerontology. Our goal is to develop zero-effort technologies that are adaptive, flexible, and intelligent, to enable users to participate fully in their daily lives.


Our projects is the best way to show our work, you can see here a big range of our work.


HomeLab and CareLab

Real home and hospital testing environment

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Assistive Robot

Audio prompt, full-body gesture

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Hero Glove

Soft robotics, stroke rehab

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Check the full list of our applied projects.


IATSL gratefully acknowledges the generous support from our funding sources.

Our Team

A creative team based on Toronto Rehab Institute and University of Toronto.



Scientific Director/Professor

Alex Mihailidis, Ph.D., P.Eng., is the Barbara G. Stymiest Research Chair in Rehabilitation Technology at the University of Toronto and Toronto Rehab Institute.



Senior Scientist/Associate Professor

Babak Taati, PhD PEng, is a Senior Scientist at KITE Research Institute | Toronto Rehab-University Health Network.... He also holds an Associate Professor appointment at the University of Toronto, in the Department of Computer Science and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (status only). His research applies computer vision technologies to solve real-world health care challenges in rehabilitation and the management of chronic conditions.



Associate Professor/Affiliate Scientist

Rosalie Wang, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University ...of Toronto. She is an Affiliate Scientist at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and a member of their AI and Robotics in Rehabilitation team. Dr. Wang’s research focuses on developing and implementing technology to enable daily activity participation and social inclusion of seniors. 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 leads a national project on enhancing equitable access to assistive technologies.



Scientist/Assistant Professor

Dr. Shehroz Khan currently works as a Scientist in the Artificial Intelligence & Robotics for Rehab lab at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI).



Research Scientist/Assistant Professor

Dr. Brokoslaw currently works as a Research Scientist in the Artificial Intelligence & Robotics for Rehab lab at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI).

Check the full list of our team.

Contact Us

Our Office

12-550 University Ave. Toronto, Canada

416.946.8573 [Lab]

416.946.8565 [Alex Mihailidis]


Mail to

Attn: Dr. Alex Mihailidis

160 - 500 University Ave.

Toronto, ON

M5G 1V7


We are easily accessible via public transit (get off the TTC at St. Patrick Station), with plenty of parking available in nearby public lots (including an underground lot just behind the building, entrance off Simcoe St.). Use this map to find us.