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FH Hackathon

Overdose-response app is a Fraser hackathon winner

When computer-science student Sean Bergunder heard how bad the overdose crisis had become from his mom, a nurse, he decided to do something about it. One of the winning ideas from January’s 48-hour health hackathon, hosted by Fraser Health, is an app that would crowdsource overdose reports in real-time to better connect people carrying naloxone…


Services Advisor app

Vancouver app provides digital lifeline to refugees

A Vancouver-based tech firm and a humanitarian non-profit organization are helping connect Syrian refugees to the services they need through an app that provides comprehensive information with the click of a button. Called Services Advisor, the app is being used not only by refugees, but also by humanitarian groups that want to refer people to…


Qtok app

App offers affordable human interpreters online

Everyone with a smartphone now can have a human interpreter at their fingertips with Qtok, the innovative new app from Net Communications Lab. Qtok, available for both iOS and Android devices, connects users in real-time to interpreters who can translate in more than 60 languages. By using real people who speak the languages that they are interpreting, Qtok provides results that…


Walk 10 Blocks app

UBC app pushes users to walk for dementia research

A new app developed at the University of British Columbia is encouraging people to get up and walk – and help with health research at the same time. Called Walk 10 Blocks, the app pushes adults to walk about a kilometer every day. By registering on the app, users agree to participate in UBC research on dementia, joint and…


Cogniciti

Alzheimer society promotes early detection tool

The Alzheimer Society is raising awareness about an online cognitive test that can detect early signs of dementia and will help to develop new treatments. The Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex has partnered with Cogniciti, a digital health firm with Baycrest Health Sciences, to inform London residents about Cogniciti’s Brain Health Assessment tool. “It’s really about getting the word out…


Quardicore

QardioCore wearable ECG monitor tracks cardiac data

Qardio, Inc., an award-winning digital health company, has announced that its highly anticipated product, QardioCore, a revolutionary wearable ECG monitor, is now available for pre-order. QardioCore is the first wearable medical electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) monitor that allows users to proactively look after their heart health long-term, all without the need for wires or patches. Packed with proprietary sensor technology,…


Vevo MD

Health Canada clears high-frequency ultrasound

FUJIFILM VisualSonics Inc., a world leader in high-frequency ultrasound imaging systems and subsidiary of FUJIFILM SonoSite, has announced clearance from Health Canada for its Vevo MD, the world’s first Ultra High-Frequency (UHF) clinical ultrasound system. The Vevo MD uniquely operates at much higher frequencies than any conventional ultrasound system currently available. This allows medical professionals to…


RecoverNow

Ottawa stroke specialist develops tablet apps

Stroke patients often spend weeks recovering in hospital, and they’re typically alone and inactive in between rehab sessions. But now, some stroke patients at The Ottawa Hospital are using this downtime for speech and language therapy using a mobile tablet-based platform developed by stroke specialist Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi and colleagues. The platform, which is believed to be…


Medimap

Online map tracks clinic wait times, plans expansion

The creators of an online map promise to give Winnipeg patients a better sense of where they can get the fastest care at walk-in clinics in the city. Medimap recently arrived in Winnipeg and has signed up eight clinics in the city. The B.C.-based company has ambitions to expand in both Manitoba and across Canada, said Blake Adam, co-founder of Medimap. The online…


eko-core

Health Canada approves first smart stethoscope

Medical device company Eko has announced it has received a Health Canada license to introduce its next generation digital stethoscope, the Eko Core, to the Canadian healthcare market. On the 200th anniversary of the stethoscope’s invention, the Eko Core is paving the way for a new generation of clinicians to more effectively screen for and…