Ottawa Business Journal: U of O PhD student’s smartwatch a timely innovation in COVID fight

Azadeh Dastmalchi’s search for a user-friendly blood pressure test triggered a decade-long research effort that ultimately spawned a groundbreaking wearable device and led the University of Ottawa PhD candidate to launch her own company.

On Wednesday, the biomedical engineering student and budding entrepreneur earned some well-deserved time in the spotlight. Dastmalchi received the Mitacs Social Entrepreneur Award in a virtual ceremony for her state-of-the-art smartwatch that tracks key vital signs and monitors cardiac signals. 

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