Our Labs


Through our connection to the SMART Network, we can provide unlimited access to a 16,000 sq. ft. contiguous shared space as well as 50,000 sq. ft. of individual lab space and some of the most advanced equipment in Canada, worth over $30M.

The SMART Network operates under four fundamental core areas: 

There are 25 labs across the University of Alberta campus affiliated with one or more of these research areas. The research areas are interlinked and allow for a seamless exchange of ideas and knowledge to assist with discovery, prototype development, testing and clinical evaluation.


We have access to a vast range of equipment and systems across various labs to help move health innovation forward through the following areas of expertise:

  • Sensor Development
  • Smart Prostheses
  • Haptic Feedback
  • Embodiment
  • Osseointegration
  • Exoskeletons
  • Human Machine Interface
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Precision Health
  • Predictive Modelling
  • Big Data
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Biomechanics
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)/Electromyography (EMG)
  • Mental Health
  • Injury Detection & Prevention
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Human Performance
  • Restoring Nervous System Function
  • Hardware & Software
  • Engineering
  • Microfabrication
  • Machining
  • E-textiles
  • Biological Testing
  • Preclinical Testing
  • Motion Capture
  • Augmented Reality (AR)/Virtual Reality (VR) Development
  • Lower Back Robotics Testing
  • Remote Care
  • Soft Robotics
  • Telerobotics
  • Animation
  • Community Rehabilitation
  • Indigenous Health
  • Social Participation
  • Telerehabilitation
  • Health Service Delivery
  • Functional Assessment
  • Clinical Assessment