MEDIA ADVISORY - 2015 'Neuropreneurs' to be announced by Ontario Brain Institute at MaRS Discovery District

TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2015 /CNW/ -

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    • A vehicle for people with Parkinson's
    • Software that monitors brain function and predicts recovery
    • An implantable chip that could halt seizures
    • A portable device for on-site diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
    • An app for stroke recovery
    • A tool allowing people with brain injury to communicate with their healthcare team  
    • An augmented wheelchair for people living with dementia

Meet this year's winners:

More about the program:

Date: Friday, Sept. 25, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: MaRS Discovery District, Main Auditorium, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON

Awardees will be announced by John Clarkson, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Ontario Brain Institute.

All awardees will be available for interviews following the announcement.

SOURCE Ontario Brain Institute

For further information: Interviews: Please contact Michelle Wilson, 647 525 7583; 647 872 1215,


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