Posts categorized as“Community”

Hackathons are a fantastic environment for networking between academia and industry, and a real opportunity for students and young professionals to showcase their skills. On the last weekend of September 2018, the Victoria Health Hackathon was hosted by the University of Victoria’s Centre for Biomedical Research in downtown Victoria. The event brought together esteemed professionals […]

User engagement throughout the design and subsequent validation process are crucial to the success of all medical technologies, whether high-tech or low-tech.  The smallest details count when designing a medical device: colour, shape, feel, and language – the list goes on.  Technology should be developed with a close understanding of user needs, and consideration of […]

Each year the team at StarFish Medical takes part in the Festival of Trees, a community event that raises funds for B.C. Children’s Hospital. This year was no exception and the StarFish team (comprised of Steve, Christian, Ted, and Debbie, plus a host of StarFish advisors ;- ) went all out with their creative skills […]

The world is full of opportunities to take what you’ve learned in school and life and apply your energy and efforts in ways that allow you to gain a personal profit from your work. This is the easiest and most common route because making money from the application of skill sets and experience provides rewards, both […]

You won’t often find me posting on this blog. I am usually behind the scenes, working on the website or engaging in public relations efforts. Recently, one of those efforts resulted in a wonderful story in the Globe and Mail about our client, ChestMaster. The ChestMaster device is a vest that aids in percussive therapy for individuals […]