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Pooja smiling, pointing to and holding the book Knowledge, Innovation, and Impact

Hot off the Press: My New Book Chapters on Commercializing Innovations

By Pooja Viswanathan | 15 March 2021

I recently received a physical copy of “Knowledge, Innovation, and Impact: A Guide for the Engaged Health Researcher”, co-edited by my co-founder Dr. Alex Mihailidis and featuring two book chapters that I had the privilege of authoring. Writing these chapters was a fairly unique, challenging, and fun experience as compared to others that were a…

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Digital healthcare start-ups building solutions for aging adults to watch for 2021

By Braze Mobility | 8 March 2021

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Baby Steps to a Better World…

By Pooja Viswanathan | 18 February 2021

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,…

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My Braze(n) Journey inventing Smart Wheelchairs: Welcome to IATSL.

By Pooja Viswanathan | 8 February 2021

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…

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AARP & Mass Challenge Safe and Effective Aging in Place Challenge

By Braze Mobility | 1 February 2021

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…

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Meet the Finalists of CABHI’s MC² Market Readiness Program

By Braze Mobility | 12 January 2021

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…

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