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Here are some highlights from this week’s Health Innovation Roundup:


  • The University Hospital Foundation has raised $511,735 in support of the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute. “These record-breaking donations will directly impact the care patients receive at the Maz by supporting advancement in healthcare technology, techniques, and research,” said UHF president and CEO Dr. Jodi Abbott.
  • Alberta-based Pantala Technologies has developed a telepresence robot to increase access to care and physical activity for care home residents across the province. The robot is programmed to dance, tell jokes, and sing, reported CTV News.
  • new study that involved U of A researchers has found that wearing face masks during exercise does not affect lung function.
  • According to a new U of A study, some practicing radiation therapists in Canada feel more training is needed to properly care for LGBTQ2SPIA+ cancer patients.
  • AHS said that a new mobile mammography service will be stationed in Evansburg on March 30, 31, and April 1. Residents can book an appointment by calling 1-800-667-0604.
  • The Digital Health Integration Readiness Program (Pre-HaTCH), launched by Health City and Brightsquid, kicked off its first two virtual sessions. Pre-HaTCH aims to prepare small and medium enterprises to reach commercialization of their products.
  • Alberta Innovates has partnered with Calgary-based tech company Headversity to offer a video series on mental health and resilience.


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