15:38 PM

Apps for Health 2011 underway at Mohawk College

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About 70 college and university students are at Mohawk's Fennell Campus today and tomorrow for Apps for Health 2011. The highlight of the conference will take place tomorrow afternoon as the students compete for more than $10,000 in cash and prizes. Organized into teams, the students will pitch their mobile health (m-health) and electronic health (e-health) solutions to real-world challenges put forward by organizations such as Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster Children’s Hospital, Sick Kids, Leave the Pack Behind and Canadian Medical Assistance Teams.

Apps for Health 2011 is presented by Mohawk College iDeaWORKS and sponsored by TELUS and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. iDeaWORKS brings industry and community partners together with Mohawk students, faculty and staff to work on applied research and innovation projects. More than 200 students, faculty and staff are currently working on 27 projects with industry and community partners.