Category: ‘recap’

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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Hackathon Recap Interview with Dr. Chang

This is an interview of Dr. Michael Chang of the Scarborough Health Network (SHN) who partnered with WIMTACH for the first October hackathon and provided the challenge to students on Oct. 17 and 18. This interview was edited for clarity and length. WMITACH: How did you learn about WIMTACH? Dr. Chang: My name is Dr. […] 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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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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Students bring a story to life at WIMTACH’s latest hackathon

By: Linda Vachon 28 students of Centennial College’s Interactive Gaming program raced against time to bring a coffee table book to life as part of a hackathon held at Progress Campus on February 25, 2019.   The hackathon was organized by WIMTACH, (Wearable, Interactive and Mobile Technology Access Centre in Health) which partners with companies […] Read more

May, 02, 2019

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WIMTACH goes to College Day

Ontario’s economy grows when college graduates can transform the future. Alongside colleges across Ontario, Centennial College participated in the annual College Day at Queen’s Park on April 1, 2019 to demonstrate how the college experience can contribute greatly to Ontario’s economy. As one of Canada’s top colleges for research, innovation and entrepreneurship, Centennial exhibited its […] Read more

May, 02, 2019

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Virtual Reality Demo By Smokebomb

SmokeBomb Entertainment, a WIMTACH industry partner is developing a new Virtual Reality game named “SLASHER”. On July 19th 2016, SmokeBomb conducted a demo for the game at WIMTACH. Centennial students were invited to test out the new game using the HTC Vive VR headset. The students had a first-hand experience of the immersive-ness of VR […] Read more

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SEO Tools workshop at WIMTACH

WIMTACH held a Search Engine Optimization Workshop on 4 May 2016. The workshop was led by Bassem Ghali of Green Lotus and was attended by business owners, marketing specialists and SEO enthusiasts alike. The workshop gave the attendees insights into how to audit their websites, choosing most effective keywords and building links.

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