Wearable, Interactive and Mobile Technology Access Centre in Health (WIMTACH)

Centennial College, Toronto, Ontario
What the facility does

Operates across research disciplines to bring cutting-edge expertise, resources and opportunities to companies and organizations in the digital health technology sector

Areas of expertise

The Wearable, Interactive and Mobile Technology Access Centre in Health (WIMTACH) focuses on meeting the needs of the digital health technology companies and small medical device companies by providing access to new technologies and multidisciplinary expertise. It offers flexible solutions, funding opportunities, cost-effective resources and training opportunities to industry partners to reduce limitations and increase capacity. Its hackathons, for example, provide companies with an opportunity to network and receive multiple solutions to industry challenges in real-time.

WIMTACH offers product development, technology development, research and commercialization services and the area of expertise includes wearable and medical device development, artificial intelligence, machine learning, mobile applications and gamification.

As the only Technology Access Centre in health in the GTA, WIMTACH’s leadership is far-reaching: over 90 companies, 60 projects and 55 new products and technologies have been developed.

Research services
  • Concept design
  • Expert advice
  • Prototyping
  • Product development
  • Testing and validation
  • Commercialization
  • Market intelligence
  • Opportunity assessment
  • Technical support and maintenance
  • Business planning
  • Strategic consulting
  • Artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR) and interactive capabilities
  • Funding acquisition
  • Hackathons
  • Training – AI, Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile application, Design, Data Analysis etc.
Sectors of application
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
Specialized labEquipmentFunction
WIMTACHVR Gaming laptops (3 x MSI GT83VR 7RF-200CA Titan SLI Gaming Notebook)Develop 4K quality simulated applications and environments
WIMTACH360° VR 4K Camera System (5 x Insta360 One)Creates real 3D virtual reality (VR) environments
WIMTACHHigh-End Virtual Reality Headsets (3 x HTC Vive)Turns rooms into 3D space via sensors
WIMTACHDrone with Virtual Reality Headset (1 x DJI Mavic Pro Collapsible Quadcopter)Records on-the-spot VR environments at 4K resolution
WIMTACHMac Pro 8-Core and Dual GPU computersFacilitate iOS mobile application development
Centennial College Innovation HubKestrel 2200 Digital Motion Capture CameraAssures reliable and accurate data
Centennial College Innovation HubPrototyping Lab with Computer-Aided Design (CAD) stations and cyber security labFacilitates prototyping. Secured cloud space and secured physical space.
Centennial College School of Health and Community StudiesParamedic/Ambulance Simulation LabCreate simulations and test environments
Centennial College School of Health and Community StudiesParamedic/Pre-fire LabCreate simulations and test environments
Centennial College School of Health and Community StudiesNursing LabCreate simulations and test environments
Centennial College School of Health and Community StudiesOccupational Physiotherapy LabCreate simulations and test environments
Centennial College School of Health and Community StudiesPreoperative/Operation RoomCreate simulations and test environments
  • Acumade
  • Alphacor
  • Bloom Digital
  • Blue Salt Media Inc.
  • Book-A-Ride
  • Core Concept Inc.
  • Elegant Global Consulting
  • ExactMed. Inc.
  • ForaHealthyMe
  • Focus Inspired Inc.
  • Fortek Security
  • GlitchTrax
  • Ideasfil
  • IMerciv Inc.
  • Interaxon
  • Joshi Health Inc.
  • Keedu EDLite
  • Kookken Inc.
  • Korah Limited Inc.
  • Lake Harbour Ltd.
  • Markham Stouffeville Hospital
  • McCray Optical Supply Inc.
  • MediResource Inc.
  • MiWorld Technologies Inc.
  • Muttluks Inc.
  • NextGen Lab
  • Northline Inc.
  • Policy Medical Inc.
  • Pull Technologies Inc.
  • Russell Brothers (RBRO) Solutions Inc.
  • Reform Reality Inc.
  • S2S Innovations Inc.
  • Scarborough Health Network
  • Shaftesbury Inc.
  • Southlake Regional Hospital
  • Stitch Media
  • Strahum Solutions
  • Techno Canada
  • Scarborough Hospital
  • Triple Data
  • Veritas Inc.
  • WeHire Solutions
  • We Traq
  • Winter’s Instrument
  • World Capital Alliance Inc.
  • Zippy Consulting
WIMTACH team wins $150,000 for industry partnerhttps://www.centennialcollege.ca/applied-research-and-innovation-blog/2019/april/25/wimtach-team-wi…
WIMTACH industry partner iMerciv hires two Centennial College studentshttps://wimtach.centennialcollege.ca/wimtach-industry-partner-imerciv-hires-two-centennial-college-…
WIMTACH student gets hired two weeks after graduationhttps://wimtach.centennialcollege.ca/wimtach-students-gets-hired-two-weeks-after-graduation/
The WIMTACH experience is Canadian experiencehttps://wimtach.centennialcollege.ca/the-wimtach-experience-is-canadian-experience/
Students Tackle Medical Challenges at Hackathonhttps://www.centennialcollege.ca/applied-research-and-innovation-blog/2019/july/23/students-tackle-…
Centennial Students Design Mobile App For Vulnerable People In Emergencieshttps://wimtach.centennialcollege.ca/wimtach-hackathon-may2019/
Former Centennial College student returns to partner with WIMTACHhttps://wimtach.centennialcollege.ca/former-student-monkey-jabber-nurturewatch/
New Innovation Hub shifts applied research off campushttps://www.centennialcollege.ca/news/new-innovation-hub-shifts-applied-research-off-campus/
Centennial Innovation on Full Display at Discovery Conferencehttps://www.centennialcollege.ca/applied-research-and-innovation-blog/2019/june/13/centennial-innov…
International Visitor to Centennial’s Applied Research Facilitieshttps://www.centennialcollege.ca/applied-research-and-innovation-blog/2017/february/24/internationa…
WIMTACH Creates a New EEG Testing Devicehttps://www.centennialcollege.ca/applied-research-and-innovation-blog/2016/july/27/wimtach-creates-…
Turning Ideas Into Solutionshttps://www.theglobeandmail.com/partners/advcolleges0217/turning-ideas-into-solutions/article380623…