Anh Dinh (College of Engineering), Khan Wahid (College of Engineering), Nazeem Muhajarine (College of Medicine), and Dr. Darryl Adamko (Department of Pediatrics), have been awarded $100,000 each through Grand Challenges Canada for their innovative health research projects.
Anh Dinh is working on a cost-effective medical device that pre-diagnoses heart disease in the field, using portable sensors and a laptop computer. The device will then transmit the data to medical professionals in larger centers.
Khan Wahid's research is on an improved video endoscopy capsule, which will enhance data on bowel disease, to give Doctors a better overall view of their patients' illnesses, "which will lead to more consistent, accurate diagnosis," Wahid said.
Nazeem Muhajarine is developing MHealth (harnessing the power of cell phones) to deliver vital medical information by text messaging.
Dr. Darryl Adamko is developing a simple urine sample test based on molecules generated by the body in response to different lung diseases, which can be particularly dangerous, especially for children, in the developing world.
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