Project Description

Oilers Interactive Learning Centre – The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation partnered with the Glenrose Foundation to create the OIL Centre. The OIL Centre allows pediatric patients to explore the therapeutic value of play both individually and with their families.

The centre features the following:
• A robotics station that focuses on both fine and gross motor skills, allowing patients to build and design their own robots and program them to perform simple tasks.
• A ReTouch table where games are focused on excitingly delivering a therapy experience, keeping children of all ages and abilities more engaged.
• The ReJoyce (Rehabilitation Joystick for Computer Exercise), an innovative, spring-loaded arm holding attachments that simulate activities of daily living, like driving, catching, pick-and-place and target-shooting to help motivate patients to perform normal activities of daily living while gradually increasing the difficulty levels.
• Glenrose Hockey Nation, a unique game designed and built through our partnership and collaboration with NAIT. The game tracks a patient’s movements in 3D space. It is one of the first games to use the seated mode feature of the Kinect allowing patients to interact with and play the game from either a standing or seated position.