Interprofessional Health Technology Development and Assessment

George Brown College, Toronto, Ontario
What the facility does

This facility is able to design and prototype health-related products, processes and services for use in both clinical and home care settings, increasing system efficiency and healthy living.

Areas of expertise

The health care system faces increased demands from an aging population, technological advancement and new patient-centred distributed care models. Leading-edge information, technology development and research are essential for addressing the system's challenges. George Brown College addresses this need through a program of research-driven technology development that supports innovation across the continuum of care from clinic to hospital to the home, integrating students to create the next generation of healthcare workers. Research outcomes include designing, prototyping and assessing products, processes and services for use in both clinical and home care settings, reducing the risk of infection while increasing system efficiency and patient mobility, safety, independence and healthy living.

Research services
  • Prototyping
  • Development of innovative processes and protocols
  • Product testing
  • Simulation-based research
  • Product development
  • Sensory evaluation
  • Usability testing and evaluation
  • Motion capture
  • Technology testing and evaluation
Sectors of application
  • Education
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
Specialized labEquipmentFunction
Health eHome
  • Data Acquisition Hardware
  • Smart Switches and Sensors
  • Low Noise Audio and Ultrasonic Microphone
  • Seismic Accelerometer
  • Home Simulation Hardware
The Health eHome allows for the testing of smart home technology in a controllable home environment
Simulation Centre
  • Mannequins
  • Real-time Locating System
  • Motion Capture System
  • Behavioral Observation System
The simulation centre allows for testing and research of products and methodologies in a simulated hospital
Health Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accelerator
  • GIS Server and Software
  • Server
  • Desktop Computers
  • Gaming Desktop Computers
  • Remote Research/Testing VLANs
  • Crystal Report Writer
  • File Maker Pro
The computer lab allows for analysis of big data and real time geographic data as well as application development
Advanced Prototyping Lab
  • 3D Printers
  • Mill
  • Lathe
  • Horizontal Band Saw
  • Data Acquisition Module
  • Electronic Measurement Equipment
Equipment facilitates rapid prototyping of health care technologies
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  • Labtech
  • Wheelchair COG
  • Southlake
  • Carepost
  • NexJ
  • SensiMAT
  • Integran
  • PMH Phase 2
  • Bite Bank Phase 1
  • Root 2 Crown
  • Sick Kids
  • Motherease
  • Bite Bank ARD
  • Drumeba
  • Cinema Suite
  • TrendyMED
  • VHA eLearning
  • HealthWizer
  • Healthy Living Healthy Learning
  • Dr Glenn Berall
  • IDIR
  • Helina’s Babies
  • Matalo
  • Whole Living
  • Chufa Nut
  • JamLift
  • Ashbridges Bay
  • March of Dimes
  • Bajeo
  • Germiphene
  • Simply Diagnostics
  • Mouth Bite Die
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