KITE Research Institute (KITE)

As the research arm of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and one of the principal research enterprises at the University Health Network (UHN), the KITE Research Institute (KITE) specializes in complex rehabilitation science and is dedicated to improving the lives of people living with the effects of disability, illness and aging. KITE’s areas of focus include prevention, restoration, enhanced participation and independent living.

Across its multiple research labs, KITE’s researchers are actively engaged in developing new treatments, devices, and products as well as gathering evidence that guides changes in policy and public opinion. It has supported startups that develop medical technologies designed to improve the quality of life for individuals with a range of conditions.

KITE also houses the Fabric Based Research Platform (FIBRE) which aims to make care accessible to people through technology by designing, introducing and integrating smart textiles across the healthcare system.


KITE Research Institute -#12-165
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
550 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 2A2

Areas of Expertise

KITE’s research team specializations include:

Acquired brain injury and society
Artificial intelligence and robotics in rehab (AIRR)
Brain discovery and recovery
Cardiorespiratory fitness
Home, community, and institutional environments
Neural engineering and therapeutics
Sleep science
Swallowing science


Product R&D
Facility Access & Testing
Business Development & Consulting

Contact Information



Twitter: @KITE_UHN

Published: April 22, 2022

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