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IBM and FDA testing blockchain-powered medical care for U.S. patients

Blockchain technology hasn't taken over the world yet, but IBM Corp. thinks it might be key to delivering more secure, efficient, and effective medical service. The company announced recently that its IBM Watson

Published on: January 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

IBM predicts superhero vision, nano-sized health devices in next five years

IBM is taking steps to make the world a better place. The company has unveiled its annual ‘Five in Five’ list today, which lays out some of the most important and groundbreaking scientific

Published on: January 6th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Want to help your employees avoid the flu? There’s an app for that

Ah, mid-November, when falling leaves, pumpkin spice, gingerbread, and influenza are in peak season. To help Canadians avoid that last element, Toronto-based digital health startup iamsick.ca has launched #bookaflushot, a campaign that invites

Published on: November 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Delays and doubtful doctors a tough pill to swallow for wearable healthcare market

Despite millions of people slipping into wearable technology, many doctors aren't as comfortable with the devices in a healthcare setting. In a Toronto panel discussion hosted by We Are Wearables on Monday, experts from

Published on: September 14th, 2016 Christine Wong

The Astellas Oncology C3 prize is looking for Canadians with an entrepreneurial spirit

Calling all Canadian innovators! The Astellas Oncology C3 prize is offering $100,000 USD in grants for cutting-edge non-medical approaches to helping cancer patients. “We’re really trying to get people who have a passion

Published on: April 29th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

How Thalmic Labs’ open source approach helped a man regain use of his arm

When Thalmic Labs made the decision to go open source with its Myo arm band, it probably never imagined that doing so would lead to an amputee regaining the use of a limb.

Published on: January 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

MaRS Health and ventureLAB partnership aims to connect startups with Ontario hospitals

Two Ontario-based venture organizations have recently forged an alliance to help bring high-tech innovations to health care networks faster. MaRS Health and ventureLAB are building a pilot network of Ontario health care organizations

Published on: November 16th, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Ontario healthcare provider signs $300-million “smart hospital” deal with Philips

The Internet of Things stands to revolutionize many industries including healthcare where the quick exchange of information between patients, staff, and devices could lead to improved quality and efficiency - and even save

Published on: November 11th, 2015 David Hamilton

Wearables talking health care outside the clinic walls

The health care system is about to undergo a major revolution, from one that is test-and-treat based to one that is more preventative and constantly monitoring conditions in real time. This transition is

Published on: September 21st, 2015 Jared Lindzon

How wearables will improve health care

When it comes to health and wearable technologies, most people are only familiar with fitness tracking armbands, but counting steps is just the tip of a fast-approaching iceberg. In the not-so-distant future, wearable

Published on: September 16th, 2015 Jared Lindzon

The power of wearables and data to save lives

2002 was the worst year of Eric Dolan’s life. The then-ten year old contracted a flesh eating disease in his leg, and his mother, who suffered from epilepsy, had open-back surgery, further complicating

Published on: September 15th, 2015 Jared Lindzon

Healthcare the largest opportunity in wearables market

Wearable technology will be a $24.2-billion market in 2015, but three-quarters of that will be already-mature technologies such as electronic wristwatches, blood glucose test strips, fitness trackers, etc., predicts IDTechEx Research. Medical and

Published on: September 11th, 2015 Dave Webb

Apple announces watchOS 2 and native apps for Apple Watch

Apple Inc. announced that developers will be able to create apps that are native to Apple Watch, not dependent on a paired iPhone to function, at its WorldWide Developers Conference (WWDC) today. Kevin

Published on: June 8th, 2015 Brian Jackson

New digital tool to help Ontarians measure their risk for cancer

Cancer Care Ontario and the provincial government want to educate people on how they can lower their risk of getting cancer - and they're turning to digital tools to accomplish that. On Tuesday,

Published on: February 4th, 2015 Candice So

Kabuk helping doctors, lawyers, and dentists with drumming up new clients

Four years ago, Asha Soares’ grandmother fell ill, starting a wave of visits, appointments, and consultations with doctors and specialists. It was a difficult and worrying time, not least because her family was

Published on: December 10th, 2014 Candice So