Projets de recherche récents

Understanding music as a complex social activity

2015/16-2019/20 • $302,343 • PI,CO
One of the most important ingredients enabling humans to create complex cultures, civilizations and associated technologies was the development of social abilities such as shared intentionality: an understanding of the psychological states (knowledge, feelings, goals) of others that facilitates...

Development of a point of care system for automated coma prognosis

2018/19-2019/20 • $273,862 • PI,CO
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Machine Learning and Signal Processing for Advances in Neurotechnology

2016/17-2019/20 • $124,000 • PI
For as long as human beings have been able to think, we have been trying to understand our own brains. However, as Emerson M. Pugh points out, ``If the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn't.'' Despite this inherent enigma, there has been intense,...

Contactless Vital Signs Measurement and Analysis Systems

2019/20 • $24,000 • PI,CO
The project proposed herein aims to develop a non-invasive, contactless system for measuring, recording, analysing and interpreting heart and lung sounds and mechanical body movement induced by the heart and lungs. To achieve this aim we will utilize sensitive pressure and sound sensors to...

A machine learning app for quitting smoking

2016/17 • $25,000 • PI
It is estimated that smoking imposes an economic burden on the Canadian health care system in excess of $18.7B annually [1]. Thus, even a small reduction in the percentage of smokers in the Canadian population will have a significant and positive benefit to health care delivery in Canada. To...

Application of machine learning in neuroscience

2011/12-2015/16 • $140,000 • PI
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a serious mental condition that often completely debilitates a client. MDD is typically treated with one of several currently available antidepressant medications. However, the response rate to any of these medications is only about 30%. Unfortunately, there...

Signal Processing for an Improved MuSE

2014/15 • $25,000 • PI
InteraXon is one of the few Canadian companies currently engaged in the development of brain-computer interfaces (BCI). They have developed the "MuSE", a portable, sleek, EEG headset, which is currently being marketed for consumer purposes such as monitoring a subject's emotional state, sleep...

Application of signal processing in neuroscience

2010/11 • $29,000 • PI
This proposal develops a fundamental thrust on the interface between neurological science and signal processing and biomedical engineering, in that we propose the development of new methods in machine learning (ML) for application to problems in neuro-science. One area of application is in the...



A medical digital expert system to predict a patient's response to a variety of treatments (using pre-treatment information) is described. The system utilizes data fusion, advanced signal/information processing and machine learning/inference methodologies and technologies to integrate and explore diverse sets of attributes, parameters and information that are available to select the optimal treatment choice for an individual or for a subset of individuals suffering from any illness or...
Applications connexes: WO2009CA00195, CA20092715825, EP20090712077