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“Building”: Hacking Health Hamilton Café January
January 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Are you interested in healthcare innovation? Are you a healthcare professional, designer, or software developer? Then this is where you need to be for demos, talks and networking on how we can bring about massive change.
For this Café we are at the new David Braley Health Sciences Building right downtown. This beautiful building is a symbol of the investment in healthcare right downtown.
Andrew is a professor of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, recently returned to Canada following a 10 year research career in the United States, including including faculty positions at Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, MA) and Brown University. For years he has been working on global infectious diseases, functional genomics, and bioinformatics. He is now the Cisco Research Chair in Bioinformatics running a lab that intersects academic, government and industry.
STAND UP Pitch winners — HINT wearable monitor for strokes while sleeping
Ahmed Elmeligi and Jacob Jackson won $2,500 and the first prize in the recent STAND UP Pitch competition run by Spectrum at Mac. They are both masters students in the WBooth School of Engineering Practice.
HINT stands for Healthcare Innovation in NeuroTechnology. We are working on a wearable point-of-care monitoring device that can alert high-risk patients, care-givers and doctors if they have a stroke in their sleep. HINT allows many strokes that go by undetected in sleep to receive the time-sensitive treatment.
Ahmed Elmeligi, born in Egypt and raised in Saudi Arabia, moved to Canada at the age of 17 to pursue a degree in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at McMaster. He worked at BlackBerry as a Product Engineering Specialist and as a design lead at a medical startup part of the velocity program at Waterloo. His passion is to combine great user experience with medical solutions.
Jacob Jackson completed his undergraduate degree in physics at the University of British Columbia. His undergraduate research involved novel neuroimaging techniques to investigate the brain’s ability to experience structural change. He has been involved in medical research for more than 2 years in both stroke and addiction. Jacob’s passion lies in the combination of entrepreneurship and neurotechnology.
See you at the David Braley Health Sciences Building across from City Hall!