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Scaling mHealth and Wearable Technology within the Canadian public healthcare system is a very complex issue  that involves various stakeholders. There are certain gaps associated with the perception of risk when it comes to ideating, prototyping, deploying certain healthcare focused technologies.

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Climate change is the biggest threat to humans in the 21st century, and with global warming already occurring, we must prepare to live in a warmer climate that will experience more frequent, intense and longer extreme heat events (Patz et al., 2005)(Costello et al., 2009). The use of unobtrusive, commercially available monitoring system in Canadian homes would overcome barriers such as cost, and enable long periods of data collection that could save lives.

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Public health surveillance has developed in recent years as technology has progressed to deliver the requirements of such a system. However, there is still room for innovation in the types of technologies that are developed, used, and implemented.
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Big data is changing the way data assessment is done. The challenges in dealing with complex datasets are present throughout the whole data pipeline, especially in the healthcare domain. 
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In Public Health, surveillance is defined as the ongoing collection, analysis and dissemination of data to improve population health. One of the main sources of data are surveys, however, traditional survey methods have several limitations, and society is moving into an age of smart technologies that monitor our health.
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The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the need for rapid implementation of nation-wide public health interventions and access to personal data from the general population for academic and industry research.

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Air pollution is a major global public health challenge responsible for numerous health issues in children. It is responsible for deteriorating environmental conditions with adverse outcomes on people’s health (Sofia, Gioiella, Lotrecchiano, & Giuliano, 2020).

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