Students and other innovators will pitch dozens of ideas to improve the health Care system to a panel of academic, hospital and industry judges at U of T. Six winners will receive $5,000 each to develop their ideas.
Some of the finalist ideas include: a tool for the early detection of diabetes-related vision loss; "virtual waiting rooms" to cut down on long waits at the doctor’s office; and software allowing psychiatrists to monitor patients with schizophrenia for worsening symptoms based on their social media and other online communications.
Hosted by U of T-based accelerators in medicine, engineering and computer science, HealthEDGE is designed to reduce costs and improve efficiency in health care using ingenuity and innovation. HealthEDGE is open to the public and audience members will select the winner of a special Community Choice Award.
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