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Centre for Mobile Innovation

CMI

The Centre for Mobile Innovation's mandate is to focus applied research to generate innovative solutions to healthcare problems through the use of leading mobile and related technologies. Have a look at one of our recent collaborations with Cloud DX on the Discovery Channel — Daily Planet.

Have a look at our involvement in some recent conferences and expos.

Research

Research Areas

The Centre for Mobile Innovation will focus on healthcare, creating innovative solutions to problems through the use of leading mobile and related technologies including:

• Internet of Things (IoT)
• Wearable Computing
• Augmented/Virtual Reality (AR/VR)
• Machine Learning

Research Projects

Driven by industry need, Centre for Mobile Innovation research projects evolve organically from small and medium-sized enterprises.

Students are involved from the onset, knowledge transfer happens smoothly and wholly, research results are shared, and students gain practical interaction with the workforce and true-to-form projects.

With this in mind, students are well prepared for emerging computing and industry has a go-to for solution of computing challenges.

CMI Highlights

Polytechnics 2018

Sheridan was pleased to host the 2018 Polytechnics Canada Annual Conference - Shifting Gears: Today's Polytechnics, Tomorrow's Work on May 14-15. The event brought together representatives from member institutions across the country, government and industry partners of Sheridan, for an agenda focused on the challenges facing our economy, workforce and communities due to the rise of intelligent automation.

The Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI) was highlighted in the Centres of Excellence Showcase session featuring two of our CMI projects:

• Dr. El Sayed, Principal Investigator: medical-grade videoconferencing system in collaboration with m-Health Solutions to support effective doctor-patient videoconferencing.
• Prof. Magdin Stoica, Principal Investigator, in collaboration with CloudDX: the “Clinic of the Future” system with Augmented Reality using the MIcrosoft Hololens.

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, spoke with CMI lead, Dr Ed Sykes and Magdin Stoica, Mobile Degree Program Coordinator, and explored the innovative systems we have created in the CMI.

Clinic of the Future at Realities in Medicine Expo 2018

On the April 7th & 8th weekend, the Sheridan Centre for Mobile Innovation (CMI), represented by Mobile Computing Program Coordinator Magdin Stoica, CMI Director Ed Sykes and a team of dedicated Mobile Computing students, presented their work at the Realities in Medicine Conference.

The CMI display showcased the “Clinic of the Future” involving an innovative patient care and management system and Microsoft Hololens AR for physicians. The patient care system simulates AI for diagnosis, and CloudDX’s Vitaliti wearable provides real-time vitals for the doctor to see in the Hololens.

The CMI display was a highlight of event, with even Microsoft acknowledging the innovation we demonstrated through the use of the devices and leading Augmented Reality gear (the Hololens). The Realities in Medicine Conference was the first Canadian scientific conference in AR/VR/MR focused on the research around mixed realities in medicine.

Through conferences like these, healthcare professionals, medical educators and clinical researchers connect with developers and the virtual, augmented, and mixed reality industry to look at uses, evidence and best practices for the development of virtual, augmented reality for patient care, medical education, and research.

Augmented Reality with Cloud DX

Sheridan’s Centre for Mobile Innovation has been collaborating with Cloud DX, a leading edge medical company, to create an innovative medical Augmented Reality experience for the Singularity University Summit.

This will be the first time the Singularity University Summit has landed in Canada and represents a fantastic opportunity to showcase our collaborative learning and innovation in AR.

Research Projects

Holland Bloorview Waiting Room Games

A joint research project to gamify rehabilitation centre waiting rooms for children, making rehabilitation wait times more fun and waiting room activities more current and engaging.

Mobile Device Management

Students were engaged in collaboration with a local industry partner to explore Mobile Device Management projects involving an iOS Kiosk and iBeacons.

Mobile Devices at the Cinema Theatre

This project explored Mobile Device Management through Paths, an innovative massively multiplayer real-time socially engaging game that was designed, developed and evaluated as part of this project. An iterative refinement application development methodology was used to create the game which can be played on any smartphone and with group interactions viewed on the large theatre screen.

Enhancing Businesses with Mobile Computing

In collaboration with a local industry partner, this research project explored how iPads can be used to support sales rep activities in the field, and engaged three students in an applied research project.

Telecommunications Partnership in Mobile Computing

In collaboration with our telecommunications partner, students worked on several proof of concept projects that explored cloud-integrated and context aware mobile computing. One of these projects, for the Sheridan Family Channel, placed third at the 2014 Polytechnics Canada Applied Research Student Showcase.

QFIT - Gamification of Fitness using Mobile and Wearable Computing

QFIT is an undergraduate research project conducted by students in the Bachelor of Applied Computer Science (Mobile Computing) degree. The goal of the project is to provide engaging and immersive fitness experience that will encourage individuals to improve their physical and mental well-being. The research project combines wearable computing and cloud services in the context of gamification. The student researchers won the World-Wide UX Challenge in the Imagine Cup—Innovation Path 2015.

Youth Cyber Safety Academy

This project is a collaboration with Peel Police, the Peel District School Board, the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board, and community partners to create the innovative Youth Cyber Safety Academy. The Academy will help 8,000 Grade 5 Region of Peel students learn about Internet safety and cyber responsibility. The program has been designed to build critical thinking skills that will empower students to promote safety and social responsibility while protecting themselves online.

Mobile innovation in the medical sector

Through a partnership with Sheridan College, m-Health Solutions developed a heart diagnostic tool that detects cardiac arrhythmia by tracking and sending patient symptoms as well as readings from its heart reading mobile tool to its cardiac centre. With approximately one million Canadians suffering from some form of cardiac arrhythmia to varying degrees, accurate diagnosis is very important.

Developed by two students, the app lets patients select from an easy-to-follow menu of different physical symptoms (dizziness, light-headedness, pressure), exertion and activity level. This information aligns with the heart activity reading. These details are then sent to m-Health’s cardiac centre for analysis.

Cognitive Learning Assistant System (C.L.A.S.)

C.L.A.S. explores the application of control theory to the design of a cognitive control system that can be used to predict and improve student performance though cloud connected feedback loops. With the control system in place, the research aims to study the correlation between healthy living and mental health and the impact of physical and mental well-being in student performance.

The project uses a combination of universal applications (desktop, mobile and wearable) that measure the learning activities and the engagement of the students in the learning process and provide data to a cognitive control system that resides in the cloud. The control system analyzes the data and provides actionable insights aimed at improving the student’s performance. The system is designed to support students in the learning process. The aggregated insights can also be used for measuring student performance, program quality assurance, for analyzing the effectiveness of new programs or the effect of curriculum changes on student performance and engagement.

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