A drone operator tests a UAV in Renfrew County. Submitted.

Published: March 15th, 2018


Researchers test AI-powered program to detect early stages of Alzheimer’s

Researchers from Wilfrid Laurier University are testing an AI-powered program on 10,000 patients to detect early stages of Alzheimer’s. Led by Saint Elizabeth Healthcare, BrainFX will collect patient data, combine it with information from the Canadian

Published on: January 19th, 2018 Alex Coop

Ottawa unveils plans for $950 million spending on innovation ‘superclusters’

If the Liberal government's plan to fund innovation "superclusters" with $950 million raised questions when it was introduced with this year's federal budget, then some answers are being made clear today. Minister of

Published on: May 24th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Your smartphone could be making you sick

We all know the health benefits of washing our hands (or at least using hand sanitizer) whenever possible, but how many of us extend the practice to our smartphones? An experiment recently sponsored

Published on: November 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

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

8 weirdest “Smart” devices

Published on: December 3rd, 2015 Dave Yin

The ‘Uber of prescriptions’ comes to the Toronto region

Getting a prescription medicines could be more convenient for Toronto area residents now that PopRx, a Canadian startup that calls itself the Uber of prescriptions, now operates in the GTA. The PopRx app for iPhone

Published on: November 26th, 2015 David Hamilton

How hospitals use business intelligence to care for their patients

For John Backhouse, improving how hospitals care for their patients isn’t just a matter of providing better medical care - it’s also about a better use of data. As the executive director of

Published on: June 15th, 2014 Candice So

All Hands on Tech: Varidesk adjustable desk

I've been standing at my desk lately and it's great. The best part is when I got tired, I had the option to sit down and keep working with the Varidesk Adjustable Height

Published on: May 7th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Mobile technology leads to collaboration between doctors and patients

One Mobile Healthcare Summit participant who has embraced the transformation taking place in the world of health care is Dr. Kendall Ho, the director of the eHealth strategy office for the UBC faculty

Published on: January 30th, 2014 Tony Drake

PumpUp: fitness just got personal

PumpUp makes getting fit simple by providing a personal trainer in an app. Users answer a few questions and a workout plan is built for them, providing instructions on how to exercise. The

Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Sanotron launching BC’s first digital health accelerator

We have seen the rise of over 10 digital health accelerators in the US in the past three years, yet Canada has failed to produce even one. While the US and Europe are

Published on: February 22nd, 2013 Maria Karpenko

Building a new health tech innovation ecosphere collaboratively in York Region

A very different kind of four hour kickoff event took place on January 15th in Newmarket, Ontario, hosted by the Southlake Regional Health Centre community hospital. The “Healthcare Ecosphere” event could be a

Published on: February 13th, 2013 Jonathon Shore

Connecting health practitioners with patients online

The Web and mobile app stores are saturated with solutions that make buying plane tickets or booking sports facilities easy and convenient. When it comes to something as time sensitive and painful as

Published on: January 10th, 2013 Maria Karpenko

Spark Centre kindles two e-health startups

Toronto residents are often accused of being too self-centred by those who live outside the city, and it’s no exception when it comes to startup activity.It’s easy to get sucked into the large

Published on: January 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson