2023 STF – Toronto
SLIPS, TRIPS, AND FALLS 2023
THE NEXT STEPS
TORONTO, Canada, June 1 – 2, 2023
Hosted by The KITE Research Institute – University Health Network, this 2-day international conference highlighted the latest in slips, trips and falls research and products. Presentations, workshops and panel discussions included topics such as slip resistance evaluation, stair and handrail design, flooring and material development, with focus on winter and other challenging environments. The conference took place in a hybrid format (on-site and online attendance).
This conference was hosted by The KITE Research Institute-University Health Network (KITE-UHN). KITE-UHN is home to some of the world’s most technologically advanced rehabilitation research facilities. The KITE Research Institute brings together the brightest research minds and state-of-the-art technology. It is a unique space where ideas can be cultivated and tested in a real-life setting. New assistive technologies and treatments are developed here to enhance the lives of older people and those with disabling injuries or illnesses. Until now, researchers have lacked facilities where they can safely study how adults with disabilities interact with their environment. By creating real-life conditions, the CEAL (Challenging Environment Assessment Laboratory) enables researchers to deliver practical new therapies and well-designed products. Located in the heart of Canada’s Discovery District in downtown Toronto, the CEAL is a $36-million initiative consisting of 4 cutting-edge labs, workshops and other research spaces. In collaboration with the University of Toronto, KITE has more than 56,000 square feet of newly created or renovated research space at Toronto Rehab’s University Centre, Toronto Rehab’s Lyndhurst Centre and the Rehabilitation Sciences building of the University of Toronto.
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