Canadian innovators advance in the Deep Space Healthcare Challenge
Longueuil, Quebec, — The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and Impact Canada have selected the 20 semi-finalists for the Deep Space Healthcare Challenge, a competition to develop innovative healthcare technologies for people living in remote communities now, and crews on long-duration space missions in the future.
The teams selected by the Deep Space Healthcare Challenge jury will receive $30,000 in prize money and advance to Stage 2. In the second stage, semi-finalists will build a proof-of-concept that can generate data in a lab environment.
The semi-finalists are:
|Tidal Medical||Toronto, Ontario||Remote Detection of Respiratory and Cardiac Pathology using a Non-Invasive Diagnostic Wearable|
|Pelican MRI||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan||Ultralight MRI for Remote and Isolated Communities|
|Université de Montréal||Montreal, Quebec||SPRINT – Surface plasmon resonance intelligent nanosensor technology|
|University of New Brunswick||Fredericton, New Brunswick||An electrochemical sensor for rapid cancer biomarker detection|
|Applications MD||Saint Lambert, Quebec||EZResus|
|PLAKK||Montreal, Quebec||Saving Lives One Scan at a Time: An Artificial Intelligence-Powered Ultrasound Guidance and Analysis Tool to Predict Stroke Risk|
|Pulsence||North Vancouver, British Columbia||Pulsence|
|Sonoscope Inc.||Longueuil, Quebec||Hands-free automated ultrasound diagnosis module|
|IndigenousTech.ai||Ottawa, Ontario||AI-powered Solution for Dermatology for Primary Care Practices in Remote Communities|
|LightX Innovations Inc.||Boisbriand, Quebec||LightX Innovations – Vision diagnostics|
|Swift Medical||Toronto, Ontario||Pocketable, Skin and Wound Diagnostic and Monitoring Solution|
|Optican Systems Inc.||West Vancouver, British Columbia||The OptiScan Near Infrared Probe for real-time Health Monitoring|
|ADGA Group Consultants Inc.||Ottawa, Ontario||AI-Powered Virtual Medical Assistant|
|Alentic||Halifax, Nova Scotia||Lensless Microscopy Diagnostic Platform|
|Neursantys Inc.||Calgary, Alberta||NEURVESTA: Remote management of neurovestibular and sensorimotor disruptions|
|Texavie||Vancouver, British Columbia||Autonomous, Comfortable, Health-Sensing and Therapy MarsWear Apparel For Deep Space and Remote Terrestrial Applications|
|McMaster University||Hamilton, Ontario||Heart-Tracker: A wearable platform for real-time monitoring of cardiac markers in interstitial fluid|
|Wosler Corp.||London, Ontario||Autonomous Diagnostic Ultrasound Services in Deep Space and Remote Communities|
|Luxsonic||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan||SieVRt Cardiac|
|Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation (CSii)||Hamilton, Ontario||Development of an Autonomous and Tele-operable Medical Robot for Ultra Rapid Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment of Early Cancers and Other Needlescopic Interventions|
For more information on the Challenge and project descriptions, please visit the Impact Canada webpage.
Media interested in speaking with a CSA expert, or with any of the semi-finalists, may contact the CSA's media relations office: email@example.com.
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