FIBRE is the first of its kind academic research platform in the field of textile-based technologies under The Kite Research Institute banner at Toronto Rehab. We are a member of University Health Network, the number one research hospital in Canada. Our main focus is on human-centred design, accessibility and health. As a consortium of academic, corporate and commercial partnerships, we are committed to creating textile-based technologies as solutions to a healthier world. Our multidisciplinary ecosystem is interconnected and all-encompassing. From identifying individual needs to designing, prototyping, educating, testing and commercializing, FIBRE is the future. FIBRE is an enabler. FIBRE is bold.
Our mission is to make care accessible to people through technology by designing, introducing and integrating smart textiles across the healthcare system.
Our vision is to become the world-leading research platform for developing and commercializing smart textile-based wearables that can transform the lives of people from all walks of life. Medical wearables have the potential to monitor patient health remotely, restore function, allow partner industries to reach and exceed their potential and provide the ability to treat patients in isolated locations who have limited access to resources.
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FIBRE’s flagship is located in downtown Toronto, the heart of Canada’s medical, tech and research community, with satellite locations across the Greater Toronto Area.