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Creating solutions for healthy communities
At the intersection of social science, science, and biomedical engineering, Ryerson researchers are providing innovative solutions to today's healthcare challenges through community outreach, leading-edge technologies, and perhaps most importantly, through inclusive, personalized, patient-centered care.
The stories profiled in this latest issue of Innovation are illustrative of the recent research developments and innovation led by Ryerson scholars.
This publication is made possible, in part, with the support of the Research Support Fund.
By creating large-scale visual models of complex datasets, which can be easily manipulated through tangible objects such as dials, professor Ali Mazalek (RTA School of Media) is hoping to inspire conversation and collaboration in novel and innovative ways that will fuel discovery in the healthcare arena.
This fall, an investment in the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology (iBEST) labs will allow professors like Scott Tsai to further their research in microfabrication.
Hospitals are goldmines for healthcare data, but more often than not, that data is not harvested, indexed, or examined to establish patterns or extract useful information.
Partner to Innovate
By packaging the therapeutic value of ultrasound into a small handheld device, medical physics professor Jahan Tavakkoli is developing a tool that could be used to treat osteoarthritis at home.
In Our Community
Childhood disability can make the already complex issue of social inclusion even more challenging, impeding children with disabilities from developing and sustaining friendships.
Robots and artificial intelligence are becoming ubiquitous, taking over various industries through automation, and medicine is no different.
Can the architectural design of a healthcare centre promote healing and improve quality of life?
Policy & Perspective
Patient and public engagement is occurring in many areas across the healthcare system.
Meet the Expert
Psychology professor Trevor Hart has shown that having strong social supports can mitigate the health risks of being bullied or teased for gender non-conformity.
Through a unique project that brings together Ryerson's Department of Psychology and the Transmedia Zone, psychology doctoral student Hanna McCabe-Bennett is exploring the reasons behind hoarding disorder.