Sarah House, M.A.Sc.
Bloorview Research Institute
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Sarah received her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from McGill University in 2016, and her Master of Applied Science from University of Toronto in 2018. Sarah's master's research focused on creating and evaluating an EEG-based brain-computer interface (BCI) controlled by motor imagery. The BCI was designed for children with severe disabilities who are unable to communicate verbally or with body language, such as those with severe forms of cerebral palsy.
Sarah currently works as a research coordinator in the PRISM lab managing research studies investigating various assistive technologies. She also supports a new BCI leisure program for children with disabilities that provides access to games and toys through thought. She hopes that her efforts will contribute to the translation of BCIs as a means to improve the quality of life for children with severe disabilities by ultimately allowing them to communicate basic needs and socialize with other kids.
In her free time, Sarah practices hot yoga and paints. She loves to travel, hike and explore remote parts of Canada. The longest outdoor canoe trip she has done was a 16-day trip down the Missinaibi River in northern Ontario.