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Tools for Sleeping Well While Traveling

Some of us have enough trouble sleeping in our beds at home, let alone while traveling or changing time zones. There are those who drift off by instructing their Amazon Alexa or Google Home to play recordings of babbling brooks and cicadas. Others listen to podcasts like “Sleep With Me” which tells dull bedtime stories. … Read More

Wheelchair users enjoy new freedom, thanks to “smart” sensors from Braze Mobility

“Cars have sensors. Why can’t wheelchairs?” That was the question that consumed Dr. Pooja Viswanathan for almost a decade – so much so that she started Braze Mobility, a company that manufactures sensors for wheelchairs. As its CEO and co-founder, she is helping to revolutionize the industry and make the world a safer, more accessible … Read More

Canada a leader in student-founded startups: OECD working paper

Students attending Canadian universities have emerged as world leaders when it comes to launching startup companies – a trend that bodes well for the future of the country’s economy. A recent working paper by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development suggests Canada leads other countries when it comes to “student entrepreneurship,” ahead of Australia, … Read More

Predicting Dementia Earlier – in a Manner of Speaking

If dementia could be diagnosed earlier in patients, or even predict who might develop the disease later in life, it would mean nothing short of a revolution in dementia care. If caught early enough, steps could be taken that might prevent or delay its onset. With one in 10 Canadians at risk of developing Alzheimer’s … Read More

The Silanna Group Acquires Appulse Power

The Silanna Group today announced that it had completed its acquisition of Appulse Power. Appulse Power will be integrated into The Silanna Group’s worldwide semiconductor organization and will broaden Silanna’s Power Management portfolio to include highly efficient AC-DC converters and controllers. Appulse Power is the second company that The Silanna Group has acquired while the companies … Read More

U of T Engineering spin-off Appulse Power acquired by Silanna Semiconductor

Appulse Power Inc., a startup company founded by U of T Engineering alumni Ahsan Zaman (ElecE 0T9, ECE MASc 1T2, PhD 1T5), Behzad Mahdavikhah (ECE PhD 1T4), Aleksandar Radić (ECE PhD 1T4) and Professor Aleksandar Prodić (ECE), has been acquired by the multinational Silanna Semiconductor for an undisclosed amount. “The success of Appulse is credit … Read More

Cosmetics giant L’Oreal buys Toronto augmented reality startup ModiFace

When University of Toronto engineering professor Parham Aarabi first began researching face tracking technology, it never occurred to him that his resulting startup would later be snapped up by the world’s biggest cosmetics company, L’Oreal. In fact, Aarabi thought the initial application of what is now ModiFace’s lip and eye tracking capabilities would be speech … Read More

Paris-based cosmetics giant acquiring ModiFace

When University of Toronto engineering professor Parham Aarabi first began researching face tracking technology, it never occurred to him that his resulting startup would later be snapped up by the world’s biggest cosmetics company, L’Oréal. In fact, Aarabi thought the initial application of what is now ModiFace’s lip and eye tracking capabilities would be speech … Read More

L’Oreal buys Toronto startup ModiFace

When University of Toronto engineering professor Parham Aarabi first began researching face tracking technology, it never occurred to him that his resulting startup would later be snapped up by the world’s biggest cosmetics company, L’Oreal. In fact, Aarabi thought the initial application of what is now ModiFace’s lip and eye tracking capabilities would be speech … Read More

Cosmetics giant L’Oreal buys Toronto augmented reality startup ModiFace

When University of Toronto engineering professor Parham Aarabi first began researching face tracking technology, it never occurred to him that his resulting startup would later be snapped up by the world’s biggest cosmetics company, L’Oreal. In fact, Aarabi thought the initial application of what is now ModiFace’s lip and eye tracking capabilities would be speech recognition in … Read More