Joint Research Centre in AI for Health and Wellness

Ontario Tech University (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), Oshawa, Ontario
What the facility does

Improves physical and mental health and wellness using innovative computing and information technology approaches

Areas of expertise

The Joint Research Centre in AI for Health and Wellness (AI4HW) is recognized internationally as an expert in using artificial intelligence and other advanced computing and information technology techniques to create new approaches to improve physical and mental health and wellness. A unique collaborative research centre between Ontario Tech University in Ontario, Canada, and the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, the Centre is also recognized for its expertise in the assessment and development of resilience and adaption in extreme environments, such as space, climates with extreme heat or extreme cold, extreme work environments such as the military, tactical officers and firefighters and critical care medicine. No similar innovative advanced prototyping and simulation environment to support next-generation health and wellness solutions exists in the world. The Centre utilizes and creates innovative approaches in big data analytics and artificial intelligences for the analysis of medical sensor and Internet of Things data. We demonstrate how to provision these new solutions in the cloud. We partner with the Ontario Tech ACE Facility to use controlled climates to develop innovative approaches to extreme climate acclimation.

Research services

Physiological monitoring equipment design and testing, physiological data processing and analytical services, research studies in health, wellness, resilience and adaption, acclimation assessment and development to a range of climatic conditions

Sectors of application
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
Equipment Function
ArtemisCloud Big Data Analytics Platform for the analysis of physiological data that integrates IBM InfoSphere Streams with a patented AI tool for streaming data
Athena Cloud Big Data Analytics Platform for the analysis of physiological, activity and environmental data that integrates IBM InfoSphere Streams with a patented AI tool for streaming data
Critical care monitors A range of physiological monitors used in critical care
  • McMaster Children’s Hospital
  • Southlake Regional Health Centre
  • IBM
  • Department of National Defence (DND)
  • IFTech Inventing Future Technology Inc.
  • Oshawa Fire Services
  • Durham College
  • Institute for Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Pawsey Supercomputing Centre (Australia)
  • Department of Health Western Australia
  • Belgaum Children’s Hospital (India)
  • AlayaCare
  • Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
Title URL
Ontario Tech University strengthens international ties with Australian agreement
Dr. Carolyn McGregor’s AI big data analytics platform to assess human performance in any weather condition…
Faces of Innovation: Improving patient outcomes with data - Artemis
Disrupting Healthcare with Big Data on Earth and in Space - Advance Global Australian Masterclass