Centre for Mobile Innovation

Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Oakville, Ontario
What the facility does

Creates cutting-edge solutions in the area of mobile health

Area(s) of Expertise

Mobile computing and its supporting industries are pervasive in our society and the need to innovate is now. The mandate for Sheridan’s Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI) is to generate novel solutions to healthcare problems through the use of leading mobile and related technologies including Internet of Things, Wearable Computing, Augmented/Virtual Reality (AR/VR), and Machine Learning.

Examples of the types of research that the CMI conducts include: 1) senior living, senior independent living; 2) fall prevention; 3) developing low-cost portable medical kits for low-resource settings (e.g. detecting pneumonia in children); 4) Clinic of the Future: A MS HoloLens AR app that presents patient’s vitals and context-relevant medical information in real-time using Cloud DX’s Vitaliti wearable; 5) micro-location for asset tracking using the latest BLE standard (Angle of Arrival/Angle of Departure); and a number of other projects that use IoT, Wearables, AR/VR, and Machine Learning.

All projects are led by a faculty member (Principal Investigator) and 1-4 research students. Projects are conducted in collaboration with our industry and/or community partners. The CMI has strong relationships with Apple, Google, IBM, Microsoft, TELUS, Rogers, SOTI, PointClickCare, Tech4Life and others.

Research Services
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Machine Learning research
  • Internet of Things research and development
  • Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality/Mixed Reality Innovation
  • Wearable computing research and development
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Mobile Health prototype design and development
Sectors of Application
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment

Specialized lab

Equipment

Function

Centre for Mobile Innovation – Lab #1

(CMI Lab #1 -- S401)

NVIDIA DGX DL WS P2587 4V100/256GB 32G (5)

NVIDIA DGX is a workstation for leading-edge AI development, delivering 500 teraFLOPS of AI power, equivalent to hundreds of servers, enabling the CMI team of Researchers to experiment faster, iterate frequently. DGX Station includes a full stack of optimized hardware and software (MATLAB, TensorFlow, Docker, etc.). Each machine has 4 NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs with 32GB memory that supports intense AI / Machine Learning computations.

 

Apple Mac Pro Towers, Z0W3 (12)

 

Mac Pro provides the greatest performance, expansion and configurability for multiple purposes in the CMI for years to come. These Mac Pros have 2.5 GHz 29-Core Intel Xeon W processors; 384 GB of 2933 MHz DDR4 memory and AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo 32 GB Graphics Cards. Each station has a Pro Display XDR and stand. These systems enable a wide range of research opportunities to be explored by our faculty and students.

 

Custom High Performance Computers (4)

The lab is equipped with 4 top of the line high performance computing machines equipped with 3 NVIDIA RTX 2080ti and an Intel core i9-9960x 16-core/32-thread processor. These machines will support research in AR/VR and AI/ML.

 

Microsoft Surface Hub 1

 

Surface Hub - large display - with collaborative software - is enabling teamwork anywhere and move beyond meetings to true team flow. The Surface Hub is built for team collaboration in the modern workplace, as an all-in-one collaborative canvas and meetings.

 

Microsoft HoloLens2 (5)

HoloLens2 offers the most comfortable and immersive mixed reality experience available, with industry-leading solutions that deliver value in minutes—all enhanced by the reliability, security, and scalability of cloud and AI services from Microsoft.

  • Apple
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • TELUS
  • SOTI Inc.
  • Dell
  • Closing the Gap Healthcare
  • Cloud DX
  • PointClickCare
  • Tech4Life Enterprises
  • m-Health Solutions
  • Eleway Laboratories
  • Dapasoft Inc.
  • Coolbreeze Service Ltd.
  • Danby
  • ShipperBee
  • Lusens Inc.
  • Interware Systems
  • Karmy Pain Clinics
  • ResTech Global Solutions Inc.
  • Encore Market Engagement