Digital healthcare start-ups building solutions for aging adults to watch for 2021
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Baby Steps to a Better World…
This week is Random Acts of Kindness Week, and as I think of all the random acts of kindness I’ve witnessed in my life, one experience stands out. I had just started my graduate studies in the Computer Science department at UBC. I was on my way to some sort of networking event I think,…Continue Reading
My Braze(n) Journey inventing Smart Wheelchairs: Welcome to IATSL.
It was the summer of 2006 and I had just joined the Intelligent Assistive Technology and Systems Lab (IATSL) at the University of Toronto run by Dr. Alex Mihailidis. I still remember a lab meeting where Drs. Geoff Fernie and Rosalie Wang were introducing one of their projects, an anti-collision wheelchair. As a lab that…Continue Reading
AARP & Mass Challenge Safe and Effective Aging in Place Challenge
The Innovation Challenges are designed to showcase startups at the forefront of AgeTech, with solutions that empower people to choose how they live as they age. The Challenges have included digital learning for older adults, fraud and personal security, and entertainment, among others. See below for a complete list of Challenges and descriptions. We’re embarking…Continue Reading
Meet the Finalists of CABHI’s MC² Market Readiness Program
In August 2020, the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) launched a Call for Innovations for its Mentorship, Capital and Continuation (MC2) program, presented in partnership with National Bank. MC2 Market Readiness sought early-stage companies creating solutions for aging adults in the healthtech space. The program addresses critical innovation gaps, not only by providing early-stage companies with…Continue Reading
Accessible Holiday Gifts for 2020!
As the snow begins to fly, and holiday music is playing on every radio station, there is no avoiding that the holidays are here! We have made a holiday gift guide with the perfect gifts for your friends & family who use a wheelchair. Keep them safe and happy this holiday season with Braze Mobility’s…Continue Reading