Congratulations to Montreal’s Aifred Health on finishing 2nd in the IBM Watson AI XPrize competition and winning the $1 Million Prize

Huge congratulations go out to Aifred Health Co-Founders David Benrimoh MD, Kelly Perlman, Sonia Israel, Robert Fratila as well as CEO Marina Massingham and the whole team at Aifred Health on winning the $1 Million Second Place prize in the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Competition! The prestigious $5M IBM Watson AI XPRIZE challenged teams to […]

Congratulations to the team at Ditch Labs on completing a $1.3 Million Seed Round to Solve Nicotine Addiction and Tobacco use

Congratulations go out to Laurent Laferrière, Olivier Bourbonnais, Christelle Luce and the whole team at Montreal based startup Ditch Labs on the closing of a $1.3 Million Seed investment round. The capital injection will allow the company to pursue preclinical studies, advance its global regulatory plan and further product and algorithm development. Founded in 2019 Ditch […]

Google’s new Dermatology Assist Tool is Using AI to help find answers to common skin conditions

At its recent I|O Developer conference Google announced the launch of a new Artificial Intelligence powered Dermatology Assistant Tool to help individuals find answers to questions relating to issues with their skin, hair and nails through a simple web based application. Consistent with the belief that AI has the potential to assist clinicians in caring […]

The Google Fit App will allow users to measure their heart rate and respiratory rate using the phone’s camera

Google has announced that starting in March 2021 their Google Fit App will allow users to measure their heart rate and respiratory rate using only their Pixel phone’s camera, with plans to expand the service to more Android devices in the future. This move by Google comprises a foray into a next level of fitness […]

View an interesting data driven look at healthcare in the ‘State Of Healthcare’ Report from CB Insights

Continuing with the strong growth and record pace we’ve observed in investments across all sectors of health care and digital health in particular, CB Insights has come out with their ‘State of Health Care Report’ for 2020, which states that this trend is global in nature and quite strong, with global healthcare funding hitting an […]