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HHMTL Info session / Séance d’information Coopérathon @ Polytechnique

September 5, 2019 @ 12:01 pm - 1:01 pm EDT

This information session on the 2019 Cooperative organized by Hacking Health will provide you with all the details on the program, the competition, as well as the tools at your disposal to ensure the success of your health projects. For the fourth consecutive year, Hacking Health is sharing its expertise with its partners in the health innovation ecosystem. Come and meet one of last year’s winning team members, Nicolas Tremblay, an engineer, entrepreneur and passionate innovator. Bring your lunch! Some snacks will be served.

Nicolas Tremblay is an electrical engineer with more than 20 years of experience in the field of electronics, robotics, testing and software. In his last job, he was a specialist in robotics and machine vision equipment and developed amazing things like multiple oversized LED controllers with 4 ns time resolutions, actuators with less than micron accuracy and feedback loop controls with multiple actuators. All these elements have been developed to provide all actuators with a constant speed control controlled to within ±1 micron over the entire 5 ms travel length. Prior to that, Nicolas worked for several years as a test engineer, team coordinator and test software developer. All these experiments served as the basis for the NeuroServo platform and that is why the product is so unique in its retraction scheme, most of the time bug-free (you can never say bug-free) and hard rock quality.

In January 2015, Nicolas was looking for a solution against tinnitus. For the love of science, Nicolas started reading on the subject and discovered that neuroscience should help him. At the time, there were only a few EEG devices available on the market for the main buyers. Nicolas ordered the most award-winning device to test, expecting high performance. Despite the cost of the equipment, the experiment quickly ended with unusable and unstable signals.

Nicolas knew that he could build a better EEG product himself. Looking at his children with ADHD and all the unused potential of a good quality wireless EEG, Nicolas had the idea to create his own. Soon, this hobby turned into a challenge, giving birth to NeuroServo in February 2015. In 2018, he pitched his technology at the Coopérathon and joined another project leader from the Montreal Heart Institute, a team was formed and their innovative solution Delirium won the Health Prize of the competition. Nicolas will share this path of innovation, from the patient’s need to the prototype.

Annie Lamontagne, PhD in social sciences, facilitator of interdisciplinary and intersectoral networks, Hacking Health volunteer and involved for 4 years in the Coopérathon will co-host the presentation with Moein Noferesti, Hacking Health volunteer and IEEE Sight member.

Room: L-3816
Bldg: Lassonde
2900 Boulevard Edouard Monpetit
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1J


September 5, 2019
12:01 pm - 1:01 pm UTC