Researcher stories

Waterloo's health tech in action

Glucose monitor

New diabetes monitor can detect glucose levels using breath

Device links to phone app and could hit the market in 2023

Elderly person sitting next to other people while holding a ball

Improving the lives of older adults

Leading expert in human-computer interaction joins Waterloo Engineering as new Schlegel chair

A patient using a glucose monitoring device

Painless patch for diabetes monitoring now being developed

Wearable patch will send crucial readings to users' smartphones

a digital illustration of a COVID-19 virus

Computer model shows the best ways to slow the spread of COVID-19

Researchers simulate the transmission of variants and effects of health measures

Empty hospital bed in a hospital ward

AI models identify COVID-19 patients at the greatest risk of death, injury

AI models can help reduce the burden and cost of healthcare.

An MRI machine in a clean, empty room

MRI innovation makes cancerous tissue light up and easier to see

New technology has promising potential to improve cancer screening

Raffi Budakian using scientific equipment

New quantum imaging could lead to a better understanding of diseases

Researchers at Waterloo are developing a technique to take MRI capabilities down to the atomic scale 

A pharmacist holding vials of medication

Pharmacies lead the way with digital technologies to improve patient care

With lessons learned from the pandemic, Kelly Grindrod’s research continues to position pharmacies as key players in public health care

A humanoid robot with UWaterloo logo and Canadian flag stickers, wearing a cape

Can robots help level the playing field for children with disabilities?

A new basketball-playing robot called MyJay is part of a vision for a future in which social robots are accessible to children in public schools and libraries.