Start-up launches Indiegogo campaign to change future of mobile typing
TORONTO, March 18, 2013 — Whirlscape Inc., a Canadian tech start-up, has developed Minuum, "the little keyboard for big fingers."
Updated: The company has now cleared its $60,000 stretch goal to build a wearable development kit. Read the Mobile Syrup follow-up story.
Minuum's crowdfunding campaign was covered by the Financial Post, CBC News, CTV News, the Toronto Star and Metro Morning (radio interview). They also did a second spot on CTV News's Tech ...
OtoSim Night revolutionizes how students learn to identify ear pathologies
On Feb. 13, 2013, almost 100 second-year University of Toronto (U of T) medical students participated in an optional, intensive, one-hour otoscopy workshop using the OtoSim™ — a training and simulation system that is radically changing the way students in Canada and around the world learn this poorly-acquired medical skill.
And, if you want to use simulation technology to change the way medical professionals are taught, ear disease is a good place to ...
Professors Joyce Poon and Hossein Rahnama, who each have inventions within MaRS Innovation's portfolio of spin-off companies and licenseable technologies, have been named to the MIT Technology Review's prestigious 35 Inventors Under 35 list for 2012.
Poon, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Toronto, was recognized for, according to MIT's Technology Review, "creating new optical modulators with microscopic loop-the-loops through which light can shuttle data between servers and even from chip to chip within a single ...
MaRS Innovation provided crucial commercialization funding to support research from The Hospital for Sick Children
MaRS Innovation (MI) and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) have launched OtoSim Inc. to commercialize an otoscopy training system and process developed by two otolaryngologists at SickKids.
The new product, the OtoSim™ program and training device, is the first in a series of training systems directed at improving the accuracy of ear examinations. Using simulation-based training is part of a wider trend in medicine.
In otoscopy, healthcare professionals ...