Topic 1 - The Active Assisted Living Landscape in Canada Insights for standards, policies, and governance
Personalized care is the future of health treatment and research. Integrating health and genomic data is the key to unlocking this potential. The UbiLab and the Waterloo Health Information Systems and Technology Lab (WHISTL), in partnership with Roche Canada, are developing the Canadian Personalized Healthcare Innovation Network (CPHIN).
The Healthy Behaviour Data Challenge explores behavioural patterns to enable remote healthy behaviour monitoring using sensor data from smart-home technology.
Technologies have become integrated with our lives and smart technologies have become ubiquitous features from monitoring driving behaviours to smart homes to learn personal preferences. These novel technologies will change how we deliver health care, shifting from discrete assessments to continuous streaming of human health insights.
Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs put out a call to Ontario researchers for proposals to support and enrich the development of the Master Innovation and Development Plan for Sidewalk Toronto in August 2018. The UbiLab submitted a proposal to Sidewalk Labs to complete a scan of the most promising in-home and in community technologies (IOT/Hardware/Software) related to:
This project is a collaboration between Ubilab and the University of Technology of Compiegne. The purpose is to monitor the daily living of elderly people by using a commercially available smart home solution.
Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) comprehends a series of symptoms that affect both storage and voiding phase of micturition. The pressure-flow study is a widespread test used to diagnose LUTS but it is invasive, expensive and time-consuming. There have been many reports about the development of alternative tools and, more recently, devices for home use.
The UbiLab and the Waterloo Health Information Systems and Technology Lab (WHISTL), in partnership with Roche Canada and the University Health Network (UHN), are developing the CARE Platform (Clinical Analytics for Real-World Evidence).
The UbiLab is working with Dash MD on the design and evaluation of their mobile health technology leveraging data-driven design and persuasive design. Dash MD is a mobile platform that is recommended to patients by frontline care providers during their visit to the hospital emergency department. The platform is downloaded by the patients into their smartphones and provides aftercare plans and community information to patients.