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We create innovative digital care solutions on the edge of your imagination!

Mobile Solutions

Mobile health offers cost-effective health care solutions using ever-expanding mobile technologies. It is closing distances, improving patient care and monitoring chronic diseases in real-time.

Innovative Care

Innovative breakthrough care solutions help patients in chronic conditions such as elderly, to live independently by addressing their everyday needs by creating and delivering the highest standard of care.

Secure Cloud Services

Cloud computing is the most cost efficient method to use, maintain and upgrade big data in health-care. We offer expert solutions to help researchers and health-care providers with secure and reliable cloud services.

Computer-aided Diagnosis

We provides leading expertise in the area of medical image analysis and visualisation to facilitate a translation change in support of computer-aided medical practice.

Digital Health Solutions at your Fingertips!

The Digital Health Hub

The Digital Health Hub is creating successful digital health solutions for real-world applications. It represents an initiative to accelerate health innovations through SFU's partnership with Fraser Health, City of Surrey and many others within the emerging Surrey Innovation Boulevard. Innovation Boulevard, in its exciting development stages, encompasses a broad-based partnership of academic and health tech industry players in the region.

Our philosophy

The most innovative patient-centered advanced solutions will touch the lives of the people we serve to make a better world to live!

"SFU, City of Surrey, and Fraser Health are quickly being recognized as leading the world in bringing new solutions to the health and economic challenges we face. The Digital Health Hub will serve as a major asset within the emerging health technology ecosystem for Innovation Boulevard" Dr. D'Arcy

Our Mission

Our mission is to be an international applied research and innovation leader in digital health solutions. We are a proud part of the "Innovation Boulevard" project which runs from the Surrey Memorial Hospital to SFU Surrey and the goal is to be the power engine and driving force for Fraser Health's vision of "Better Health. Best in Health Care." through our strategic partnership with:

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    Simon Fraser University

    THE ENGAGED UNIVERSITY: To be the leading engaged university defined by its dynamic integration of innovative education, cutting-edge research, and far-reaching community engagement.

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    Fraser Health

    "Better health. Best in health care!" Working to improve the health of the population and the quality of life of the people we serve.

  • "We want to harness new opportunities in the health technologies industry, which is worth about $300 billion a year. We have state-of-the-art health facilities and the brightest minds at work in Surrey."

    Mayor Dianne Watts - City of Surrey
  • "The goal of the Surrey Campus to become a globally recognized leader in health sciences, innovation and technology is an important development for Surrey and for Simon Fraser University!"

    Andrew Petter - President, SFU
  • Dr. Sylvain Moreno

    DR. SYLVAIN MORENO - Director

    Dr. Moreno’s research program focuses specifically on brain plasticity and its implications for neuroeducation and neurorehabilitation. Dr. Moreno has been the recipient of many awards from national and international organizations and his work has been featured in various media outlets including newspaper and television.

  • Dr. Ryan D'Arcy

    Dr. Ryan D'Arcy - Professor

    Dr. Ryan D’Arcy, a neuroscientist and renowned expert in brain imaging, is Professor and BC Leadership Chair in Medical Technology at Simon Fraser University, Surrey Memorial Hospital and Fraser Health, and the head of Health Sciences and Innovation at Surrey Memorial Hospital.

  • Dr. Ryan D'Arcy

    Dr. Faranak Farzan - Scientist

    Dr. Faranak Farzan is the Chair in Technology Innovation for Youth Addiction Recovery and Mental Health in School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering, Simon Fraser University.

  • Dr. Kay Wiese

    Dr. Kay Wiese- Professor

    Dr. Kay C. Wiese, is an Associate Professor in the School of Computing Science at SFU, and Associate Editor for the IEEE/ACM Transactions. He is specialized in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Evolutionary Computation, and Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning.

  • Dr. Diane Gromala

    Dr. Diane Gromala - Advisor

    Dr. Diane Gromala holds the Canada Research Chair in Computational Technologies for Transforming Pain and is the founding director of the Chronic Pain Research Institute.

  • Dr. Andrew Sixsmith

    Dr. Andrew Sixsmith - Advisor

    Dr. Andrew Sixsmith is Director of the Gerontology Research Centre at SFU and a Deputy Director of the SFU Interdisciplinary Research in the Mathematical and Computational Sciences Centre.

  • Steve Dooley

    Stephen Dooley - Advisor

    Stephen Dooley, who has worked in Surrey for more than two decades and has extensive community ties, is the Executive Director of SFU Surrey and former Director of Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

  • Martin Ester

    Martin Ester - Advisor

    Dr. Martin Ester currently serves as a Director of School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University. He is also a co-director of the Databases and Data Mining Laboratory. He holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

  • Ian Hand

    Ian Hand - Advisor

    Ian Hand is the founder and principal of Northwest Strategies and the associate director of the University/Industry Liaison Office. Hand has worked around the world as entrepreneur investor, director and advisor to technology businesses.

  • Phil Barker

    Philip Barker - Advisor

    Philip Barker is the Vice President of Informatics and Transformation Support at Fraser Health Authority. He leads the governance and strategic management in Fraser Health.

  • Donna Jones

    Donna Jones - Advisor

    Donna Jones is the Manager of Economic Development for the City of Surrey. She works with Mayor Dianne Watts and is an important part of the development of Surrey’s Innovation Boulevard.

  • Sarah Lubik

    Sarah Lubik - Advisor

    Dr. Sarah Lubik is the Director of Entrepreneurship for SFU, co-director of Technology Entrepreneurship@SFU and a lecturer at the Beedie School of Business, focusing on university commercialization and startup support.

  • Greg Christie

    Dr. Greg Christie - Researcher

    Dr. Greg Christie holds degrees in psychology, neuroscience and new media. He spearheads the development of software solutions at the Digital Health Hub that can improve the cognitive health of children and older adults.

  • Dr. Mineko Wada

    Dr. Mineko Wada - Researcher

    Dr. Mineko Wada is a postdoctoral researcher at the Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre. Her research focuses on online dating in later life and older adults’ experiences in long-term care facilities.

  • Spencer Goring

    Spencer Goring - Programmer

    Spencer is a Unity Developer and Game Developer. Graduating from Vancouver Film School's Game Design program, he has gone on to work a variety of mobile games using the Unity Engine.

  • Delaram Fathi

    Delaram Fathi - Graphic Artist

    Del is a graphic artist specializing in Photoshop and Illustrator. She is a graduate of the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at SFU.

  • Scott Lee

    Scott Lee - Graphic Artist

    Scott is a student in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at SFU. His specialty is user interface design and user experience.

  • Mei Lan Fang

    Mei Lan Fang - Researcher

    Mei Lan Fang, MPH, PhD Candidate is an Academic Fellow in Communications and Community Engagement with AGE-WELL Networks of Centres of Excellence and a researcher with the Gerontology Research Centre at Simon Fraser University.

  • Benjamin Schwartzmann

    Benjamin Schwartzmann - Researcher

    Benjamin Schwartzmann is a research assistant. He holds a master degree in electrical engineering and is specialized in signal processing algorithms.

  • Renuga Nagarajan

    Renuga Nagarajan - Researcher

    Dr. Renuga Nagarajan has a PhD in Economics from the University of Porto, Portugal, where she studied the impact of population aging within least developed countries. Her current research focuses on the contribution of technology (AI) in optimizing the productivity level of the ageing workforce and understanding the correlation between the ageing workforce and human capital.

  • Yasaman Vaghei

    Yasaman Vaghei - Researcher

    Yasaman Vaghei is a Ph.D. student in the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering at SFU. Her research focuses on neuroengineering with application in medical diagnosis and neurotherapeutics.

  • Justine Magnuson

    Justine Magnuson - Researcher

    Justine is a masters student at the Simon Fraser University Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience Institute. Her research focuses on neurophysiological markers of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  • Juliet Neun-Hornick

    Juliet Neun-Hornick - Coordinator

    Juliet is the administrative coordinator, STAR Institute at SFU. She provides administrative assistance to Dr. Sixsmith and Dr. Moreno, and also assists in designing promotional materials for upcoming events and communications work.

  • Amparo Viridiana Márquez

    Amparo Viridiana Márquez - Researcher

    Amparo is a clinical neuropsychologist, studying for a Ph.D. in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology at SFU. Her research is focused on brain networking communication on Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  • Daniel Wong

    Daniel Wong - Game Designer

    Daniel is a passionate game designer that works with designing mechanics and user testing to iterate on design.

  • Kevin Afanasiff

    Kevin Afanasiff - Unity3D Programmer

    Kevin is a prolific Unity developer, who began working with DHH in January of 2017 implementing the server-side functionality and database connectivity for a neuroscientific-based educational app for kids with developmental disabilities

  • Michael Collins

    Michael Collins - Unity3D Programmer

    I'm a freelance programmer that's always looking for a new challenge. I'm interested in games and game development. I enjoy this career path because of the flexibility. Working at the DHH taught me valuable team skills as well as technical skills.

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