A lot of research is being done at the École Polytechnique in health-related fields.
For that reason, its team is one of the first in the world to have manufactured biological materials that are capable of repairing bone cartilage. Another team is working on an eye, which works using a stimulator implanted in the brain, and it has already completed an implant for the ear and a stimulator for the heart.
Research is also focused on bone deformations, muscular and skeletal problems, blood circulation and cell functions. In all of these cases, discovering ways to replace or repair body parts that are damaged is the central focus.
In Montreal, the École de technologie supérieure has created a device that produces 3D x-rays of the spinal cord, the joints and the vascular system.