Ontario Brain Institute Delivers Significant Boost to Ontario’s Neurotech Sector (press release):
As part of its 2019 NeuroTech Ontario Showcase, the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) today introduced the 2019 ONtrepreneurs – recipients of Canada’s single largest award for early-stage brain technology entrepreneurs … The successful 2019 ONtrepreneurs are: Israel Gasperin – Zentrela, Joshua Lobo – Stabilo Medical, Zachary McMahon – LUCID, Maryam Nabavi – Village Technologies, Michael Philips – Vena Medical, and Alexander Theodorou – Ocutherapy.
Israel Gasperin – Zentrela is developing an EEG-based test for cannabis impairment that will benefit employers to improve safety in the workplace but, at the same time, avoid loss of millions of dollars in legal fees due to potential false accusations of cannabis impairment originated by current saliva test limitations.
Joshua Lobo – Stabilo Medical is developing a smart vest that allows stroke patients to exercise safely and properly in the absence of a therapist, drastically improving the rate and level of stroke recovery.
Zachary McMahon – LUCID curates and creates therapeutic music using biometrics and AI for people looking to reduce stress and anxiety, increase focus, and unlock their full potential.
Maryam Nabavi – Village Technologies is developing an AI-powered speech recognition platform to monitor brain development in infants.
Michael Philips – Vena Medical is providing physicians with the world’s smallest camera capable of going inside veins and arteries to help physicians treat stroke.
Alexander Theodorou – Ocutherapy connects the dots in healthcare using virtual reality to bring together patient and practitioner to inspire, motivate, and personalize your recovery.
To Learn More:
- More information on the individual ONtrepreneur award recipients can be found Here
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