I CAN Centre, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital

Joint Appointment with University of Alberta

Dr. Kim Adams holds a Joint Assistive Technology position between the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta (UofA), where she is an Assistant Professor, and the Alexsandar Kostov Assistive Technology Research Lab at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, where she does research in conjunction with the I CAN Centre for Assistive Technology.

Together the I CAN Centre staff and Dr. Adams develop the research interests to support best practice in the I CAN Centre’s clinical work in assistive technology, and support their mandate to educate Albertans regarding Assistive Technology. I CAN Centre research interests include: robotics for use in play and educational activities, assistive technology skills building in early technology users, such as learning to use switches for scanning, and developing AAC communication competency through mentorship programs with AAC users.

Research Students

These research topics and the partnership between the University and I CAN Centre have attracted International Masters and PhD students. As their mentor, Dr. Adams supports these students as they develop and complete their research projects and the I CAN Centre provides a clinical environment for their research.


Dr. Adams has collaborated with researchers around the world. Individually and in collaboration with other researchers, Dr. Adams has been published in numerous Assistive Technology journals.

For more information about research projects, students, collaborators, and publications visit Assistive Technology Labs