U of T Technology & Startup Explorer

Rapid, remote vital sign monitoring and screening

Based on thermal and optical sensing analysis of digital imaging, this technology allows for rapid measurement of photoplethysmogram (PPG), temperature, respiratory rate, and heart rate beyond conventional distance limitations (e.g. at distances more than 1m), with the ability to add other components (e.g. tissue oxygenation and blood pressure) in the future.



Advanced Health Technologies, Covid-19, Remote Monitoring, Patient Care, Biomedical Imaging, Software, 3D Imaging, Image & Video Processing

Rapid, HiFi MRI Data Processing

A DCE-MRI acquisition and reconstruction package that enables more accurate quantification of physiological parameters in larger volumes than any state-of-the-art method. By first performing a high-temporal (rapid), high spatial (hifi) acquisition of anatomical details in the image set, each time frame is reconstructed with a high degree of precision and accuracy.



3D Imaging, Biomedical Imaging, MRI, Software, Image & Video Processing

Non-Invasive, Targeted Imaging of Fibrosis

Fibrosis, or scarring of tissue, is not limited to the skin after an injury. In many chronic conditions, such as hypertension, autoimmune lung disease, and alcohol abuse (affecting the heart, lungs, and liver, respectively), tissue becomes progressively fibrotic over time, a condition that often goes undetected but ultimately results in organ failure and even death. Unfortunately, there is no cure for late-stage fibrosis, and tissue biopsy remains the only reliable diagnostic option, despite the deficiencies of limited sampling and mis-sampling.  At the University of Toronto, our inventors have developed a non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compound that can be administered to the patient to “light up” fibrotic tissue, including newly developing scars, in 3D throughout the body, to find fibrosis at early stage when the opportunity to interrupt disease progression is the greatest.



Biomedical Imaging, Research Tools

VPRI Contact


Jennifer Fraser

Director, Innovations
Innovations & Partnerships Office (IPO)
(416) 946-5515