Optimizing a Gauze Dressing that Effectively Delivers Tranexamic Acid, Thrombin and Calcium for Severe Hemorrhage

Bleeding is a major cause of death for both civilians and military personnel. Between 2001-2011, 976 deaths on the battlefield were deemed potentially survivable, with 90.9% associated with hemorrhage. Typical strategies for stopping bleeding, such as compressing the wound, are less feasible in these situations. The proposed work aims to develop a new wound dressing carrying hemostatic drugs to treat these severe bleeding scenarios. The new dressing, named “CounterFlow-Gauze”, propels tranexamic acid and thrombin throughout the wound site.

The Affect of Fun on the Adoption of Micromobility

This research project aims to understand what factors are driving the increased usage of shared micromobility vehicles – primarily escooters – in city centres. In particular, this research seeks to understand the notion of fun as it influences how people chose to get around within a city. The findings of this inquiry will help cities understand and in turn be better prepared in planning for and in incorporating new modes into transportation strategies.

Multi-Camera Calibration and Stitching Under Automated Scenarios

Many vehicles use multiple cameras to provide an unobstructed view to the operator and provide information about the environment around them. As these cameras are placed sparsely around the vehicle, the video sequences are not easily mapped to a regular surface; therefore, distortion from the irregular mapping process provides an insufficient reproduction of the exterior environment.

Quantum and Quantum-inspired Optimization for Intractable Industry Problems

MITACS interns at 1QBit will aid in the research and development of experimental usage of quantum and classical hardware devices for industry use including, healthcare, finance, advanced materials, and optimization. Interns will have the opportunity to work alongside academics and research teams. MITACS interns will gain the practical experience of applying their knowledge for industry use and working in a business setting with clients. Internships provide a great opportunity for future career of the students at 1QBit.

Eco-Friendly Styrofoam Substitute for Sustainable Food Packaging

Food packaging, particularly packaging for fish, relies heavily on the use of Styrofoam (i.e. expanded polystyrene or EPS). The world’s concern for environmental sustainability has prompted a need for eco-friendly alternatives and has led governments to enact single use plastics bans in many areas, such as Montreal and New York.

Development and Validation of a Needle Decompression Simulator to Support the Acquisition and Maintenance of Advanced Care Paramedics Skills

Paramedics perform a range of services in pre-hospital patient care, often being the first responders for the most critically ill patients. As such, it is crucial for them to learn and retain life-saving clinical procedures throughout their career. Simulation has been designed to provide a way to paramedic training. This project focuses on the development of a 3D printed simulator for training and re-training of the needle decompression procedure, a life saving yet rarely performed procedure.

Freight consolidation and container loading optimization

This project investigates a complex freight consolidation and loading problem faced by Frontline Carrier Systems Inc., a leading transportation and supply chain provider in North America. Frontline seeks to optimize their transportation costs by minimizing the number of trucks required to ship a set of customer orders within a finite planning horizon.

Dynamic multi-type multi-priority emergency surgery scheduling with accurate service duration estimation

The process of setting surgical schedules in a modern hospital operating room suite is complicated. Scheduling surgery involves coordinating two separate but inter-related service distribution channels, namely, elective surgery operations and emergency surgery operations. Elective surgical cases are selected from a broad range of diagnostic categories and are scheduled in advance into surgical time that usually runs during regular business hours.

Integration sound considerations into the Montreal nightlife policy

Noise affects everyone, and our cities try to limit noise impacts through effective policy. We focus on the issue of night noise, where the needs of different people can vary widely between wanting quiet for sleeping and for the great nightlife that cities are known for. This collaboration between the City of Montreal and the Sounds in the City research team uses Montreal as a living laboratory to develop new tools and methods to take sound into account when developing and evaluating a new nightlife policy.

Toronto Ambient Air Quality Impacts from COVID-19

The use and burning of fossil fuels, such as oil and gas for transportation and industrial activities, are sources of both air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. While air pollution affects human health, greenhouse gas contributes to climate change. Therefore, reducing fossil fuel use can improve air quality as well as help fight climate change. The restrictions on transportation and industrial activities put in place in Toronto to limit the spread of COVID-19 provide a unique opportunity to help identify the sources of air pollution in the area.