The goal of this research is to further our understanding and clinical management of Canadian Forces service members and veterans suffering from a complex medical triad of traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Over half of rehabilitation patients experience one or more of these complex medical conditions, often associated with intractable symptoms which do not respond to traditional treatment options, and impairing their ability to function effectively at work and in the community. Using a Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) this research will collect and consolidate a series of non-invasive whole body biological measurements from patients during immersive therapy sessions in the CAREN Virtual Reality facility. High-performance computing and machine learning will be used to develop and deploy real-time estimators of SAANS. These systems will allow clinicians to create individualized treatment plans for patients, thereby maximizing rehabilitation benefits and avoiding costly setbacks in patient treatment.

Industry Partner(s):IBM Canada Ltd.

Academic Institution:Carleton University

Academic Researcher: James R. Green

Co-PI Name: Adrian DC Chan

Focus Areas: Health

Platforms: Cloud, GPU