Wearable, Interactive and Mobile Technology Access Centre in Health (WIMTACH)

Centennial College, Toronto, Ontario
What the facility does

Operates across research disciplines to bring cutting-edge expertise, resources and opportunities to companies and organizations in the digital health technology sector

Area(s) of Expertise

The Wearable, Interactive and Mobile Technology Access Centre in Health (WIMTACH) focuses on meeting the needs of the digital health technology companies and small medical device companies by providing access to new technologies and multidisciplinary expertise. It offers flexible solutions, funding opportunities, cost-effective resources and training opportunities to industry partners to reduce limitations and increase capacity. Its hackathons, for example, provide companies with an opportunity to network and receive multiple solutions to industry challenges in real-time.

WIMTACH offers product development, technology development, research and commercialization services and the area of expertise includes wearable and medical device development, artificial intelligence, machine learning, mobile applications and gamification.

As the only Technology Access Centre in health in the GTA, WIMTACH’s leadership is far-reaching: over 90 companies, 60 projects and 55 new products and technologies have been developed.

Research Services
  • Concept design
  • Expert advice
  • Prototyping
  • Product development
  • Testing and validation
  • Commercialization
  • Market intelligence
  • Opportunity assessment
  • Technical support and maintenance
  • Business planning
  • Strategic consulting
  • Artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR) and interactive capabilities
  • Funding acquisition
  • Hackathons
  • Training – AI, Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile application, Design, Data Analysis etc.
Sectors of Application
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment

Specialized lab

Equipment

Function

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VR Gaming laptops (3 x MSI GT83VR 7RF-200CA Titan SLI Gaming Notebook)

Develop 4K quality simulated applications and environments

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360° VR 4K Camera System (5 x Insta360 One)

Creates real 3D virtual reality (VR) environments

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High-End Virtual Reality Headsets (3 x HTC Vive)

Turns rooms into 3D space via sensors

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Drone with Virtual Reality Headset (1 x DJI Mavic Pro Collapsible Quadcopter)

Records on-the-spot VR environments at 4K resolution

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Mac Pro 8-Core and Dual GPU computers

Facilitate iOS mobile application development

Centennial College Innovation Hub

Kestrel 2200 Digital Motion Capture Camera

Assures reliable and accurate data

Centennial College Innovation Hub

Prototyping Lab with Computer-Aided Design (CAD) stations and cyber security lab

Facilitates prototyping. Secured cloud space and secured physical space.

Centennial College School of Health and Community Studies

Paramedic/Ambulance Simulation Lab

Create simulations and test environments

Centennial College School of Health and Community Studies

Paramedic/Pre-fire Lab

Create simulations and test environments

Centennial College School of Health and Community Studies

Nursing Lab

Create simulations and test environments

Centennial College School of Health and Community Studies

Occupational Physiotherapy Lab

Create simulations and test environments

Centennial College School of Health and Community Studies

Preoperative/Operation Room

Create simulations and test environments

  • Acumade
  • Alphacor
  • Bloom Digital
  • Blue Salt Media Inc.
  • Book-A-Ride
  • Core Concept Inc.
  • Elegant Global Consulting
  • ExactMed. Inc.
  • ForaHealthyMe
  • Focus Inspired Inc.
  • Fortek Security
  • GlitchTrax
  • Ideasfil
  • IMerciv Inc.
  • Interaxon
  • Joshi Health Inc.
  • Keedu EDLite
  • Kookken Inc.
  • Korah Limited Inc.
  • Lake Harbour Ltd.
  • Markham Stouffeville Hospital
  • McCray Optical Supply Inc.
  • MediResource Inc.
  • MiWorld Technologies Inc.
  • Muttluks Inc.
  • NextGen Lab
  • Northline Inc.
  • Policy Medical Inc.
  • Pull Technologies Inc.
  • Russell Brothers (RBRO) Solutions Inc.
  • Reform Reality Inc.
  • S2S Innovations Inc.
  • Scarborough Health Network
  • Shaftesbury Inc.
  • Southlake Regional Hospital
  • Stitch Media
  • Strahum Solutions
  • Techno Canada
  • Scarborough Hospital
  • Triple Data
  • Veritas Inc.
  • WeHire Solutions
  • We Traq
  • Winter’s Instrument
  • World Capital Alliance Inc.
  • Zippy Consulting

Title

URL

WIMTACH team wins $150,000 for industry partner

https://www.centennialcollege.ca/applied-research-and-innovation-blog/2019/april/25/wimtach-team-wi…

WIMTACH industry partner iMerciv hires two Centennial College students

https://wimtach.centennialcollege.ca/wimtach-industry-partner-imerciv-hires-two-centennial-college-…

WIMTACH student gets hired two weeks after graduation

https://wimtach.centennialcollege.ca/wimtach-students-gets-hired-two-weeks-after-graduation/

The WIMTACH experience is Canadian experience

https://wimtach.centennialcollege.ca/the-wimtach-experience-is-canadian-experience/

Students Tackle Medical Challenges at Hackathon

https://www.centennialcollege.ca/applied-research-and-innovation-blog/2019/july/23/students-tackle-…

Centennial Students Design Mobile App For Vulnerable People In Emergencies

https://wimtach.centennialcollege.ca/wimtach-hackathon-may2019/

Former Centennial College student returns to partner with WIMTACH

https://wimtach.centennialcollege.ca/former-student-monkey-jabber-nurturewatch/

New Innovation Hub shifts applied research off campus

https://www.centennialcollege.ca/news/new-innovation-hub-shifts-applied-research-off-campus/

Centennial Innovation on Full Display at Discovery Conference

https://www.centennialcollege.ca/applied-research-and-innovation-blog/2019/june/13/centennial-innov…

International Visitor to Centennial’s Applied Research Facilities

https://www.centennialcollege.ca/applied-research-and-innovation-blog/2017/february/24/internationa…

WIMTACH Creates a New EEG Testing Device

https://www.centennialcollege.ca/applied-research-and-innovation-blog/2016/july/27/wimtach-creates-…

Turning Ideas Into Solutions

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/partners/advcolleges0217/turning-ideas-into-solutions/article380623…