Media Advisory - Canadian innovators advance in the Deep Space Healthcare Challenge

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LONGUEUIL, QC, May 25, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and Impact Canada have selected the 20 semi-finalists for the Deep Space Healthcare Challenge, a competition to develop innovative healthcare technologies for people living in remote communities now, and crews on long-duration space missions in the future.

Canadian innovators advance in the Deep Space Healthcare Challenge (CNW Group/Canadian Space Agency)
Canadian innovators advance in the Deep Space Healthcare Challenge (CNW Group/Canadian Space Agency)

The teams selected by the Deep Space Healthcare Challenge jury will receive $30,000 in prize money and advance to Stage 2. In the second stage, semi-finalists will build a proof-of-concept that can generate data in a lab environment.

The semi-finalists are:



Project name

Tidal Medical

Toronto, Ontario

Remote Detection of Respiratory and

Cardiac Pathology using a Non-

Invasive Diagnostic Wearable

Pelican MRI

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Ultralight MRI for Remote and

Isolated Communities

Université de


Montreal, Quebec

SPRINT – Surface plasmon

resonance intelligent nanosensor


University of New Brunswick

Fredericton, New Brunswick

An electrochemical sensor for rapid

cancer biomarker detection

Applications MD

Saint Lambert, Quebec



Montreal, Quebec

Saving Lives One Scan at a Time:

An Artificial Intelligence-Powered

Ultrasound Guidance and Analysis

Tool to Predict Stroke Risk


North Vancouver, British Columbia


Sonoscope Inc.

Longueuil, Quebec

Hands-free automated ultrasound

diagnosis module

Ottawa, Ontario

AI-powered Solution for

Dermatology for Primary Care

Practices in Remote Communities

LightX Innovations


Boisbriand, Quebec

LightX Innovations –

Vision diagnostics

Swift Medical

Toronto, Ontario

Pocketable, Skin and Wound

Diagnostic and Monitoring Solution

Optican Systems


West Vancouver, British Columbia

The OptiScan Near Infrared Probe

for real-time Health Monitoring

ADGA Group Consultants Inc.

Ottawa, Ontario

AI-Powered Virtual Medical Assistant


Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lensless Microscopy Diagnostic


Neursantys Inc.

Calgary, Alberta

NEURVESTA: Remote management

of neurovestibular and sensorimotor



Vancouver, British Columbia

Autonomous, Comfortable, Health-

Sensing and Therapy MarsWear

Apparel For Deep Space and Remote

Terrestrial Applications

McMaster University

Hamilton, Ontario

Heart-Tracker: A wearable platform

for real-time monitoring of cardiac

markers in interstitial fluid

Wosler Corp.

London, Ontario

Autonomous Diagnostic Ultrasound

Services in Deep Space and Remote Communities


Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

SieVRt Cardiac

Centre for Surgical Invention and

Innovation (CSii)

Hamilton, Ontario

Development of an Autonomous and

Tele-operable Medical Robot for

Ultra Rapid Screening, Diagnosis

and Treatment of Early Cancers and

Other Needlescopic Interventions


For more information on the Challenge and project descriptions, please visit the Impact Canada webpage.

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