Category: ‘hackathon’

WIMTACH partners with Luna VR for hackathon to find VR solutions for doctor’s office visits

For one night only, students from Centennial College joined forces with local artists to transform the city of Toronto. On October 24th and 25th, WIMTACH hosted a hackathon in partnership with Luna VR CEO, Naomi Van Halteren, to answer her company’s challenge – to design a virtual reality (VR) application that distracts pediatric patients who […] Read more

Mar, 10, 2020

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WIMTACH partners with the Scarborough Health Network a two-part hackathon

On October 24th and 25th, WIMTACH hosted a hackathon in partnership with the Scarborough Health Network – represented by Dr. Hammel Naomi Van Halteren – that tasked Centennial College students with two challenges. The first challenge was to design an off-loading boot for patients who’ve had ankle surgery. The second challenge was to design a […] Read more

Oct, 30, 2019

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Recap: Hackathon with Scarborough Health Network

Exam week at Centennial College didn’t stop 20 students from the latest WIMTACH hackathon. From October 17-18, students from different academic backgrounds joined forces in their respective groups to tackle a surgery-related challenge that would provide a solution to a long-standing conundrum in the medical industry: neck and shoulder pain during thyroid surgery. Dr. Michael […] Read more

Oct, 30, 2019

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Orthopedic Design Networking Event

There have been numerous advancements in medical device technologies, and they are delivering tangible benefits such as quick disease detection, reduced patient recovery time and lower cost of instruments to the healthcare system. However, these advancements have come with increasing challenges, including security concerns and connectivity issues for IoT devices, design related issues and time-to-market […] Read more

Centennial College students bring innovation to the medical industry

WIMTACH is committed to giving students invaluable knowledge and experiences beyond the classroom with hackathons. In July, WIMTACH hosted its third hackathon of the year. Over two days, 31 students were tasked with two challenges presented by Dr. Jon Hummel, interim Chief Surgeon of the Scarborough Health Network in collaboration with Intellijoint and OrthoBiomed, an […] Read more

Jul, 10, 2019

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Centennial students design mobile app for vulnerable people in emergencies

For 24 Centennial College students, their classroom experience took them to a WIMTACH hackathon. For two days – May 30th and 31st – four groups of six students each from Software Engineering programs gathered in the College’s auditorium to take on an innovative, hackathon challenge presented by WIMTACH and one of its industry clients, Interdev, […] Read more

Jun, 11, 2019

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Hackathon creates new software in just 36 hours

Six teams of Centennial College Software Engineering Technology students toiled for 36 hours to create new software applications as part of the college’s latest “hackathon” held on July 7 and 8 at the Wearable, Interactive and Mobile Technology Access Centre (WIMTACH) at Progress Campus. The participants were tasked with creating three distinct software apps in […] Read more

Hackathon challenges students to create healthcare apps

Centennial College Software Engineering students were challenged by two regional hospitals to create smartphone apps that could provide low-cost healthcare solutions at a two-day hackathon event on January 27 and 28. Click here to know more about the event.