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We create innovative digital care solutions on the edge of your imagination!

Mobile Solutions

Mobile health offers cost-effective health care solutions using ever-expanding mobile technologies. It is closing distances, improving patient care and monitoring chronic diseases in real-time.

Innovative Care

Innovative breakthrough care solutions help patients in chronic conditions such as elderly, to live independently by addressing their everyday needs by creating and delivering the highest standard of care.

Secure Cloud Services

Cloud computing is the most cost efficient method to use, maintain and upgrade big data in health-care. We offer expert solutions to help researchers and health-care providers with secure and reliable cloud services.

Computer-aided Diagnosis

We provides leading expertise in the area of medical image analysis and visualisation to facilitate a translation change in support of computer-aided medical practice.

Digital Health Solutions at your Fingertips!

The Digital Health Hub

The Digital Health Hub is creating successful digital health solutions for real-world applications. It represents an initiative to accelerate health innovations through SFU's partnership with Fraser Health, City of Surrey and many others within the emerging Surrey Innovation Boulevard. Innovation Boulevard, in its exciting development stages, encompasses a broad-based partnership of academic and health tech industry players in the region.

Our philosophy

The most innovative patient-centered advanced solutions will touch the lives of the people we serve to make a better world to live!

"SFU, City of Surrey, and Fraser Health are quickly being recognized as leading the world in bringing new solutions to the health and economic challenges we face. The Digital Health Hub will serve as a major asset within the emerging health technology ecosystem for Innovation Boulevard" Dr. D'Arcy

Our Mission

Our mission is to be an international applied research and innovation leader in digital health solutions. We are a proud part of the "Innovation Boulevard" project which runs from the Surrey Memorial Hospital to SFU Surrey and the goal is to be the power engine and driving force for Fraser Health's vision of "Better Health. Best in Health Care." through our strategic partnership with:

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    Simon Fraser University

    THE ENGAGED UNIVERSITY: To be the leading engaged university defined by its dynamic integration of innovative education, cutting-edge research, and far-reaching community engagement.

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    Fraser Health

    "Better health. Best in health care!" Working to improve the health of the population and the quality of life of the people we serve.

  • "We want to harness new opportunities in the health technologies industry, which is worth about $300 billion a year. We have state-of-the-art health facilities and the brightest minds at work in Surrey."

    Mayor Dianne Watts - City of Surrey
  • "The goal of the Surrey Campus to become a globally recognized leader in health sciences, innovation and technology is an important development for Surrey and for Simon Fraser University!"

    Andrew Petter - President, SFU
  • Dr. Sylvain Moreno

    DR. SYLVAIN MORENO - Director

    Dr. Moreno’s research program focuses specifically on brain plasticity and its implications for neuroeducation and neurorehabilitation. Dr. Moreno has been the recipient of many awards from national and international organizations and his work has been featured in various media outlets including newspaper and television.

  • Greg Christie

    Dr. Greg Christie - Researcher

    Dr. Greg Christie holds degrees in psychology, neuroscience and new media. He spearheads the development of software solutions at the Digital Health Hub that can improve the cognitive health of children and older adults.

  • Dr. Ryan D'Arcy

    Dr. Ryan D'Arcy - Professor

    Dr. Ryan D’Arcy, a neuroscientist and renowned expert in brain imaging, is Professor and BC Leadership Chair in Medical Technology at Simon Fraser University, Surrey Memorial Hospital and Fraser Health, and the head of Health Sciences and Innovation at Surrey Memorial Hospital.

  • Dr. Faranak Farzan

    Dr. Faranak Farzan - Advisor

    Dr. Faranak Farzan is the Chair in Technology Innovation for Youth Addiction Recovery and Mental Health in School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering, Simon Fraser University.

  • Dr. Kay Wiese

    Dr. Kay Wiese Professor

    Dr. Kay C. Wiese, is an Associate Professor in the School of Computing Science at SFU, and Associate Editor for the IEEE/ACM Transactions. He is specialized in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Evolutionary Computation, and Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning.

  • Dr. Diane Gromala

    Dr. Diane Gromala - Advisor

    Dr. Diane Gromala holds the Canada Research Chair in Computational Technologies for Transforming Pain and is the founding director of the Chronic Pain Research Institute.

  • Dr. Andrew Sixsmith

    Dr. Andrew Sixsmith - Advisor

    Dr. Andrew Sixsmith is Director of the Gerontology Research Centre at SFU and a Deputy Director of the SFU Interdisciplinary Research in the Mathematical and Computational Sciences Centre.

  • Martin Ester

    Martin Ester - Advisor

    Dr. Martin Ester currently serves as a Director of School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University. He is also a co-director of the Databases and Data Mining Laboratory. He holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

  • Carolyn Sparrey

    Carolyn Sparrey - Advisor

    Dr. Carolyn Sparrey is an Associate Professor in the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering at Simon Fraser University. She is specialized in injury prevention, analysis and modeling, as well as patient specific technologies

  • Thecla Schiphorst

    Thecla Schiphorst - Advisor

    Dr. Thecla Schiphorst is Associate Director and Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Her background in dance and computing form the basis for her research in embodied interaction, focusing on movement knowledge representation, tangible and wearable technologies, media and digital art, and the aesthetics of interaction.

  • Chris Shaw

    Chris Shaw - Advisor

    Dr. Chris Shaw is a Professor and Associate Director in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. His research interests include visual analystics, two-handed 3D user interfaces, human-computer interaction, virtual environments and visual technologies for pain research.

  • Sam Doesburg

    Sam Doesburg - Advisor

    Dr. Sam Doesburg is a Biomedical, Physiology and Kinesiology Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University. His research interests include Magnetoencepalographic (MEG) brain imaging of typical and atypical brain oscillations and networks and translational research in Autism.

  • Brian Fisher

    Brian Fisher - Advisor

    Dr. Brian Fisher is a Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. He chairs the Visual Analytics Graduate Certificate Program and his research interests include cognitive enthnography, cognitive engineering of visual information systems, and the scientific study of vision-enabled reasoning.

  • Steve DiPaola

    Steve DiPaola - Advisor

    Dr. Steve DiPaola is a Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. He is active as an artist and a scientist with research interests in artificial intelligence, gaming, cognitive science approaches to computer modeling and computational systems for expression, movement, gesture, and creativity.

  • Carlo Menon

    Carlo Menon - Advisor

    Dr. Carlo Menon is a Professor in the School of Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University and is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair. His research interests are in robotics, artificial muscles and design of mechanisms and MEMS, smart materials and structures.

  • Stephen Robinovitch

    Stephen Robinovitch - Advisor

    Dr. Stephen Robinovitch is a Biomedical, Physiology, and Kinesiology Professor. His research group uses the tools of biomechanics to develop and evaluate novel techniques for preventing disability and injury.

  • Bernhard Riecke

    Bernhard Riecke - Advisor

    Dr. Bernhard Riecke is an Assistant Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. His research combines multi-disciplinary research approaches and immersive virtual environments to investigate what constitutes effective, robust, embodied and intuitive human spatial cognition, orientation and behaviour.

  • Sarah Lubik

    Sarah Lubik - Advisor

    Dr. Sarah Lubik is the Director of Entrepreneurship for SFU, co-director of Technology Entrepreneurship@SFU and a lecturer at the Beedie School of Business, focusing on university commercialization and startup support.

  • Farid Golnaraghi

    Farid Golnaraghi - Advisor

    Dr. Farid Golnaraghi is a Professor and the Director of the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering at Simon Fraser University. His research interests include biomedical devices, head injury mitigation technologies, smart materials and actuators, intelligent sensory systems and wearable technologies.

  • Siamak Arzanpour

    Siamak Arzanpour - Advisor

    Dr. Siamak Arzanpour is an Associate Professor of Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University. His main research interest is vibration analysis, signal processing, intelligent systems, smart materials and control.

  • Phil Barker

    Philip Barker - Advisor

    Philip Barker is the Vice President of Informatics and Transformation Support at Fraser Health Authority. He leads the governance and strategic management in Fraser Health.

  • Donna Jones

    Donna Jones - Advisor

    Donna Jones is the Manager of Economic Development for the City of Surrey. She works with Mayor Dianne Watts and is an important part of the development of Surrey’s Innovation Boulevard.

  • Ian Hand

    Ian Hand - Advisor

    Ian Hand is the founder and principal of Northwest Strategies and the associate director of the University/Industry Liaison Office. Hand has worked around the world as entrepreneur investor, director and advisor to technology businesses.

  • Steve Dooley

    Stephen Dooley - Advisor

    Stephen Dooley, who has worked in Surrey for more than two decades and has extensive community ties, is the Executive Director of SFU Surrey and former Director of Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

  • Michael Bidu

    Michael Bidu - Advisor

    Michael Bidu is the Founder and CEO of Interface Health Society, a Canadian not-for-profit digital health technology accelerator based in Vancouver, BC. Since 2009 his special area of interest is the convergence between health, technology, design, social media, digital arts and business.

  • Xiaowei Song

    Xiaowei Song - Advisor

    Dr. Xiaowei Song is a clinical neuroimaging scientist with the Fraser Health Authority and an adjunct professor in SFU’s School of Computing Science. Her research interests are in aging, especially brain aging and related cognitive decline and dementia.

  • Dr. Mineko Wada

    Dr. Mineko Wada - Researcher

    Dr. Mineko Wada is a postdoctoral researcher at the Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre. Her research focuses on online dating in later life and older adults’ experiences in long-term care facilities.

  • Delaram Fathi

    Delaram Fathi - Graphic Artist

    Del is a graphic artist specializing in Photoshop and Illustrator. She is a graduate of the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at SFU.

  • Scott Lee

    Scott Lee - Graphic Artist

    Scott is a student in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at SFU. His specialty is user interface design and user experience.

  • Mei Lan Fang

    Mei Lan Fang - Researcher

    Dr. Mei Lan Fang, MPH, PhD, is an Academic Fellow in Communications and Community Engagement with AGE-WELL Networks of Centres of Excellence and a researcher with the Gerontology Research Centre at Simon Fraser University.

  • Benjamin Schwartzmann

    Benjamin Schwartzmann - Researcher

    Benjamin Schwartzmann is a research assistant. He holds a master degree in electrical engineering and is specialized in signal processing algorithms.

  • Renuga Nagarajan

    Renuga Nagarajan - Researcher

    Dr. Renuga Nagarajan has a PhD in Economics from the University of Porto, Portugal, where she studied the impact of population aging within least developed countries. Her current research focuses on the contribution of technology (AI) in optimizing the productivity level of the ageing workforce and understanding the correlation between the ageing workforce and human capital.

  • Yasaman Vaghei

    Yasaman Vaghei - Researcher

    Yasaman Vaghei is a Ph.D. student in the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering at SFU. Her research focuses on neuroengineering with application in medical diagnosis and neurotherapeutics.

  • Justine Magnuson

    Justine Magnuson - Researcher

    Justine is a masters student at the Simon Fraser University Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience Institute. Her research focuses on neurophysiological markers of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  • Juliet Neun-Hornick

    Juliet Neun-Hornick - Coordinator

    Juliet is the administrative coordinator, STAR Institute at SFU. She provides administrative assistance to Dr. Sixsmith and Dr. Moreno, and also assists in designing promotional materials for upcoming events and communications work.

  • Amparo Viridiana Márquez

    Amparo Viridiana Márquez - Researcher

    Amparo is a clinical neuropsychologist, studying for a Ph.D. in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology at SFU. Her research is focused on brain networking communication on Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  • Killian Kleffner

    Killian Kleffner - Researcher

    Killian holds degrees in psychology and cognitive neuroscience with expertise in electroencephalography (EEG). He is interested in applying EEG technologies to study cognitive health across the lifespan.

  • Anastasia Korol

    Anastasia Korol - Researcher

    Anastasia holds a Bachelor Degree in Science and is a research assistant at the STAR institute as well as a Point of Care Health Technologies (PCHT) trainee.

  • Olga Krakovska

    Olga Krakovska - Researcher

    Olga is a research associate at the STAR Intitute and a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Gerontology at SFU. With a profound background in mathematical biology and bioinformatics, Olga is focusing on mathematical and statistical analysis and modeling of complex biological and clinical data.

  • Ellie Siden

    Ellie Siden - Researcher

    Ellie assists Dr. Mei Lan Feng and Dr. Sixmith with their research and publication projects. Among others projects, this has involved conducting an overview of strategic priorities of ageing organizations as well as a literary review looking at quantitative research about e-health technology for older people that takes into account socioeconomic dimensions.

  • Ryan Maclellan

    Ryan Maclellan - Researcher

    Ryan Maclellan is a research assistant and researcher completing his undergraduate degree at Simon Fraser University, with a major in psychology and a minor in kinesiology. His research interests lie in the potential for physical fitness to improve health and wellbeing.

  • Spencer Goring

    Spencer Goring - Programmer

    Spencer is a Unity Developer and Game Developer. Graduating from Vancouver Film School's Game Design program, he has gone on to work a variety of mobile games using the Unity Engine.

  • Daniel Wong

    Daniel Wong - Game Designer

    Daniel is a passionate game designer that works with designing mechanics and user testing to iterate on design.

  • Kevin Afanasiff

    Kevin Afanasiff - Unity3D Programmer

    Kevin is a prolific Unity developer, who began working with DHH in January of 2017 implementing the server-side functionality and database connectivity for a neuroscientific-based educational app for kids with developmental disabilities

  • Michael Collins

    Michael Collins - Unity3D Programmer

    I'm a freelance programmer that's always looking for a new challenge. I'm interested in games and game development. I enjoy this career path because of the flexibility. Working at the DHH taught me valuable team skills as well as technical skills.

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