Sheridan College Receives $900,000 Federal Health Innovation Research Grant
Sheridan College has received federal funding to help support the development of mobile health and machine learning innovations in healthcare delivery.
Brampton South MP Sonia Sidhu announced the $900,000 grant at Sheridan’s Davis Campus on Friday, May 6.
According to a release from Sheridan, the funded research will go to three of Sheridan‘s applied research centers to support three industrial partners in improving their health services and products.
The grant, which will be applied over two years, comes from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), a federal funding agency that helps support research partnerships with universities, colleges and businesses.
Sheridan said the funding “addresses the critical need for rapid development and deployment of innovations in the Canadian healthcare landscape.”
The three Canadian companies involved in this initiative are Lusens, Lucid and Cloud DX.
The college says its researchers will advance the development and commercialization of Lusens’ mobile app for virtual physical therapy; support Lucid in the design, development and usability testing of an app-based music intervention for people with dementia and their care teams; and will support Cloud DX with the integration of machine learning, predictive insights, material design and usability testing with the company’s vital signs wearable device, Vitaliti.
“We are thrilled that the significant funding from NSERC will enable our research centers to build their capacity to work across disciplines and sectors to address challenges in health care and community well-being,” said the Dean. innovation and commitment of Sheridan, John Helliker, in a Liberation.
“With this approach, essential to complex problems, technology and social innovation are combined to better meet the needs of industry partners while ensuring that solutions also meet the needs of the population for which they are designed.”