Pivot meets EDIT DX: Health Work Session

News & Events
Pivot was excited to be a part of EDIT DX's Expo for Design, Innovation & Technology. The event was hosted inside the abandoned Unilever soap factory located at the foot of the DVP in Toronto.  This was where people came from all walks of life to experience new ways of thinking and ideas for an innovative [...]

Pivot at Health Innovation Week

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Pivot's Ian Chalmers presented at a Special Edition of HealthTO as part of Health Innovation Week on April 6, 2017. Take a look at him showing the crowd what Pivot does best and how informed design can help change the face of healthcare in a variety of ways. Be sure to check out Toronto Health Innovation [...]

From Science Fiction to Reality: Our Tricorder Journey

Informed Design

Science fiction became reality for us at Pivot last week. That’s because on April 12th, the Canadian Cloud DX team we’re proud to be a part of, won the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE’s (QTXP) first ever Bold Epic Innovator Award in sunny Los Angeles. With Cloud DX, we have been working to bring the Tricorder (yes, like the … Read More

Pivot at the Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize Awards Ceremony

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We are in sunny Los Angeles today to attend the Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize Awards Ceremony. Brought on by Cortex Design, we began our journey with the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE back in 2015.  Our team — CloudDX — made it to the final 7 out of the original 330 applicants! Although the team, led by Dr. Sonny Kohli, did not win — we persevered … Read More

Pivot’s Virtual Reality Experience at TIFF

Pivot Etc.

Last weekend Pivot had a chance to enjoy a set of films in a virtual reality experience at the TIFF’s POP VR. To create a completely immersive experience, TIFF provided each audience a Samsung Gear VR headset with headphones.The environment was set up with several comfortable swivel chairs that allows the audience to move around … Read More

Usable Innovation

Informed Design

“No-one should have to suffer through products and services that get in their way. People should not be made to feel stupid by technology.” –worldusabilityday.com 2015   This year’s theme for World Usability Day is Innovation. A theme that, in the design industry, could actually be talked about a little less, in our humble opinion! It seems … Read More

Tricorder X-Prize Submission

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We’re psyched to be part of the CloudDX team participating in the Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize — an international competition looking to turn science fiction into reality. By pushing competitors to turn the “art” of medicine into a science, the XPrize competition is bringing designers and physicians together to make health a more accessible part of … Read More

Tricorder: Healthcare in the Palm of Your Hands

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Star Trek’s science fiction Tricorder is a medical dream. With a simple wave of the device, featured in Popular Science Magazine, it can instantly scan your vital signs and diagnose your health problems. Believe it or not, this science fiction fantasy will soon become a reality… and Pivot is a part of it! We’re psyched … Read More

Project: Redesign Eyeglasses

Informed Design

Mike Micallef appreciates design as a process of solving problems in what Director of Herman Miller Inc., his once coworker, Bill Dowell champions as “the arts of daily living”. Mike has Huntington’s disease. Five years ago, he and his wife Vickie improved their 20-year-old Mississauga condo to test and refine ideas, products and services that would … Read More

#HCSMCA: The importance of knowing your audience in healthcare

Pivot Etc.

Started in 2010, #hcsmca is a vibrant community of people interested in exploring social innovation in healthcare. Every week, #hcsmca hosts tweet chats and yesterday evening, Pivot was invited to be subject matter experts on design in healthcare. From our experience working within healthcare, we knew there was a need to discuss audience and users in … Read More

Augmented Reality… Newspaper?

Pivot Etc.

Yesterday, The Toronto Star released a newspaper that utilizes augmented reality to provide their readers with additional digital experiences, such as extra photos, audio, and video. The interactive edition of the paper was made possible through a partnership between The Toronto Star and Nissan Canada, and a smartphone app called Layar. The Layar app works … Read More