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Managing a crisis: Student-driven ‘HealthIM’ software receives $500K from Ontario government

Congratulations to Roxanne Patel and Sofia Khaddadine, MSc eHealth Candidates on their Executive Appointment

EHL Hamilton is proud to announce their first official Executive as elected by the CCHL Hamilton & Area chapter. 

McMaster Engineer Working with NASA to Improve Deep Space Medicine

Congratulations to Yiguo Sun, Sameen Ateeq and their team for winning the IBM Award at Hacking Health Waterloo!

Hacking Health Waterloo Hackathon is a weekend-long hackathon that breaks down barriers to healthcare innovation by bringing together IT and healthcare professionals to collaborate, dream up & design apps, devices and solutions for patient-centric care. This year’s theme centered on Brain Health, Aging and Wellness. 

Yiguo Sun and Sameen Atiq, two e-Health students, were awarded the IBM Watson Award along with their team for their project . This award granted the team $48,000 credits for IBM Softlayer and Bluemix services.

A description of their project is as follows:

What is the problem you’re trying to solve?

Leverage digital solutions to remove the uncertainties of the current status of  loved ones (ie. are they sitting, standing, about to fall?)

 How you plan to solve it?

Contextualize and build awareness through the transmission of biometric inputs leveraging a paired system with a smartwatch for the dementia patient and a smartphone app for the caregiver. The goal is to differentiate the notifications with accel and heart rate data to determine when the patient is sleeping, sitting, standing, or falling.

“By using wearable sensors and smartphones, motion data and heart rate data are collected by a mobile app to detect and predict falls in aging people. An unsupervised learning algorithm was used to cluster events: falls, big motions, and normal movements. Preliminary data analysis showed it worked for defining different motions. The next step is to use a supervised learning algorithm to facilitate prediction and prevention considering HR, and temperature patterns. A business analysis framework was used to evaluate this project. Finally, this system will facilitate identification and prevention of falls in the aging population.”

Congratulations to the team!

Diljot Chhia: Health Strategy
Sameen Ateeq: Health Systems/Outcomes
Karmanya Ratra: Mechanical Design
Vipin Bali: Wearable Development
Emanuele Consensza: Web Development

Yiguo Sun: Algorithm Design, Data Science

Congratulations to Emina Topcagic, an eHealth Alumni, for showcasing her work at the McMaster Innovation Showcase!

Emina was asked to present her poster at the McMaster Innovation Showcase on November 10th, 2016. This year’s showcase brought together students, post-docs, and new faculty to pursue entrepreneurship, industry experience, and commercialization. This year’s poster competition showcased some of the newest technologies that are being developed at McMaster with a focus on discoveries with commercial potential as well as social impact. 

Through presenting her poster, Emina was able to generate interest in her research, form new contacts and was asked to present at the STAND UP Elevator Pitch Competition this Wednesday at the Forge. 

Thanks to Emina for her hard work, and for representing eHealth!



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