TOPMED

Research and health innovation

Collège Mérici

TOPMED assists organizations involved in health, adaptation, rehabilitation, and mobility. It develops, personalizes, optimizes and validates devices, equipment, and technologies for vulnerable and athletic populations.

The centre is the leader in individualized health care expertise focused on the specifics of physical differences, loss of autonomy and desired customizations to the morphology and functionality of personal aids. Thanks to its unique expertise, TOPMED is a leader in personalized health care innovation and positions itself as a benchmark in technological development. TOPMED is proud to support organizations involved in the life sciences; it is the only Health Canada Accredited Centre, ISO 13485, Accreditation Canada and with a laboratory license from the Ministry of Health and Social Services.

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755, Grande Allée Ouest Québec G1S 1C1 418 780-1301

General Expertises

  • 3D scanning
  • Advanced manufacturing and additive manufacturing
  • Aging
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Biomedical industry
  • Composites
  • Connected health
  • Design
  • Digital imaging
  • Digital technologies
  • E-textiles and smart clothes
  • Family
  • Gerontology
  • Health
  • Home support
  • Human performance
  • Industrial design
  • Industry 4.0
  • Integration of disabled persons
  • Intergenerational and intercultural integration
  • Materials and advanced materials
  • Medical equipment
  • Metrology
  • Orthotics
  • Polymers
  • Prosthetics
  • Prototyping
  • Robotics
  • Social innovation
  • Social science
  • Sustainable development

Specific expertises

Development of orthopedic equipment and medical and sports equipment

  • 3D printing of polymers and composites
  • 3D scanning
  • Analysis of plantar pressure profiles, sitting and lying down
  • Anthropometry
  • Computer aided design
  • Equipment for autonomy
  • Mechanical tests
  • Movement analysis (walking, running, working posture, sports performance)
  • Orthopedic orthoses and prostheses
  • Product design
  • Prototyping
  • Sports equipment
  • Technical aids for walking, mobility and posture

Areas of intervention

  • Advanced manufacturing and additive manufacturing
  • Connected health
  • Digital imaging
  • E-textiles and smart clothes
  • Gerontology
  • Health
  • Home support
  • Integration of disabled persons
  • Intergenerational and intercultural integration
  • Medical equipment
  • Orthotics
  • Prosthetics
  • Social science

Examples of applications

  • Comparative analysis of knee braces in extreme conditions of use
  • Development of a multifunctional commode
  • Development of a non-motorized carpet for rehabilitation
  • Development of an expert diagnosis system for the design of foot orthotics
  • Development of an integrated platform for gait analysis
  • Development of test benches for fatigue resistance of equipment
  • Instrumentation of a bike for the intelligent monitoring of rehabilitation
  • Optimization of a shoulder immobilization orthosis for rehabilitation

Equipments

  • 3D polymer and composite FDM printers and polymeric SLS
  • 3D scanners
  • CAD / CAM software
  • Camera systems for motion capture
  • Coating room
  • Manufacturing workshop
  • Mechanical test benches
  • Milling machines (Rodin4D, CNC)
  • Molding room
  • Plantar pressure sensors, sitting and lying down