BlueNode is a SaaS company focused on the sanitation and analysis of marine shipping data. The research project is focused on increasing the precision and accuracy of shipped goods processed through Canadian ports. Should the research prove the be successful, the technical methods used with be directly incorporated into the BlueNode system.
Developing technology capable of onsite medical diagnostics is crucial for health-care delivery in clinical and emergency settings. To perform on-site diagnostics, health-care practitioners need compact, inexpensive, and user-friendly equipment. Alentic Microscience has developed a system that uses small volumes of blood for cell counting and serum tests, occurring at the site of blood extraction. This system makes single molecular layers of reagents on the sensor surface, which when exposed to light allow the system to provide valuable diagnostics about the sample.
This research will provide a prediction of sea conditions at a given location based on measurements from meteorlogic and oceanographic "smart" buoys in the general area. The motivation is to provide redundancy in the measurement of sea conditions for safe navigation within the Halifax Harbour when the main smart buoy in Halifax Harbour fails or is unavailable. The current Halifax Harbour Smart buoy provides real-time wind and wave data that is used to determine if levels are within acceptable thresholds in order to move vessels within the harbour.
IMV Inc. is developing injectable cancer immune therapy using the company’s DPXTM technology. DPX is a patented formulation that displays excellent tumor control and provides a long lasting and specific effect. The way by which this therapy exerts its effect is unclear but the translational team at IMV is determined to discover its mechanism of action and why their proprietary DPX technology delivers superior responses in comparison to other forms of injectable therapies.
Industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) and its fibres being durable are used in fabrics, sail making and papermaking. Its seed is a rich source of polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3, 6) and its oil is used for cooking and for medicinal purposes. Cannabis contains cannabinoids, of which, ?9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) have been identified as the most active and responsible for psychotic and medicinal properties.
OERA use hydroacoustic echosounder surveys to evaluate the impact on marine life of tidal turbines in the Bay of Fundy. OERA use Echoview software to read in the raw sensor data (e.g. voltages) and convert it to a visual representation. Echoview contains some algorithms to detect the bottom of the ocean. However, the Fundy data is very noisy from several sources including air bubbles, “entrained air” pushed below the surface of the water, and irregular surfaces on the bottom of the ocean. In order to analyze the survey data, manual pre-processing is currently required to annotate the data.
Estimates of the population density of marine mammals in an area and the change in population over space and time are critical inputs for managing the interactions of human activity and mammal populations. Visual surveys from boats, shore stations, and aircraft have served as the basis for most population estimates currently used by managers. However, these survey methods are generally only performed in good weather conditions and require many trained observers. These factors make visual surveys expensive and reduce the temporal and spatial coverage of population estimates.
In this project, Axem Neurotechnology will test a prototype of its first product—a brain measurement device to be used in rehabilitation following stroke. The prototype will be compared to an established device (currently used exclusively in research) using measurements on healthy people, and will also be used to take measurements on stroke patients in both a hospital and home setting. These activities will provide value to the company as they will result in validation of their technology, as well as publicity through publication in scientific journals.
The increasing concerns of Canadian government and chicken producers and consumers about antibiotic resistance and its threat to health security has led to a significant reduction in the use of antibiotics in poultry farms. This has led to an increase in intestinal health problems, high mortality, and poor growth of farm-raised chickens, causing significant economic losses for poultry farmers.
Because of pollution and climate change, reducing the use of energy produced using fossil fuels is a priority in the next few years. To reach the goal actions need to be taken such as increasing energy production using renewable sources and reducing consumptions. To save energy people should be aware of the energy they are using and adapt the demand of power to the offer of renewable energy. Therefore, an awareness of the use of energy and in demanding it at the right time is needed. Devices and artifacts can involve the users to accomplish these needs.