According to the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, an estimated 12.6 percent of Canadian children, youth, and young adults experience mental health disorders. As an on-going epidemic in Canadian society, mental health disorders and substance use are serious concerns for the future of our younger generation.
Like a Marvel character’s super power, summer intern Yutian Zhang has been learning how to see through tissue. However, unlike a comic-book hero, Yutian is working with a research team to develop a laser-based optical system and a special camera to see through tissue. The desired result would be improved medical technology for tissue imaging.
An autonomous intelligence system is helping seniors stay safe both at home and in care facilities, thanks to a collaboration between University of Alberta computing scientists and software technology company Spxtrm AI.
More than 600,000 Canadians live with heart failure, and a further 50,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. But what if there was a way to test for heart failure before the disease has become advanced?
Hamed Hanafi is a busy researcher these days. During the week, the Dalhousie University postdoc is interning with a Halifax-based medical company through a Mitacs Accelerate research project. During the evenings and weekends, he’s pursuing a personal goal of becoming an entrepreneur and getting a passion project off the ground.
Tests. We’ve all had to take them. From multiple choice to those dreaded long-answer questions, it’s an unfortunate reality we must all face. But what if there were a technology that could help treat test anxiety and enhance your decision-making skills under pressure?
Hospital emergency rooms face many challenges including overcrowding due, in part, to repeat visitors. Some are patients with mental health issues or addictions who return because they don’t know where else to go during a crisis. But ERs aren’t always the best places for them.