10,000 Indiegogo supporters first to try one-dimensional, virtual mobile keyboard
TORONTO, Canada (June 18, 2013) — Whirlscape Inc., creators of Minuum, “the little keyboard for big fingers,” today released the Android beta to the nearly 10,000 supporters who funded the keyboard’s wildly successful Indiegogo campaign.
The Minuum Project campaign raised over $87,000 (USD) through the crowdfunding platform between March and April 2013, well past its initial goal of $10,000. Whirlscape promised to release the hotly anticipated Minuum beta two months after the campaign, ...
Over 9,600 people funded Toronto start-up’s one-dimensional mobile keyboard
TORONTO, Canada (April 18, 2013) — The Indiegogo campaign for Minuum, “the little keyboard for big fingers,” created by Whirlscape Inc., has closed after raising $87,369 in one month.
Minuum is a one-dimensional, tiny keyboard that frees up mobile screen space while allowing fast, accurate typing. Its specialized, patent-protected auto-correction algorithm allows highly imprecise typing, configuring the difference between what you type and what you mean in real time and getting it right ...
Whirlscape Inc.'s Minuum keyboard has enjoyed the kind of launch that start-up founders dream about yet few achieve.
UPDATE: Whirlscape's Minuum Project has now cleared its $60,000 fundraising target. Mobile Syrup wrote a follow-up article on the campaign with details about the Wearable Development Kit. Their technology also got a second spot on CTV News's Tech Tuesday report and was featured on Global TV's The Morning Show.
The little keyboard for big fingers, which launched an Indiegogo campaign a week ago today to ...
OtoSim Night revolutionizes how students learn to identify ear pathologies
On Feb. 13, 2013, almost 100 second-year University of Toronto (U of T) medical students participated in an optional, intensive, one-hour otoscopy workshop using the OtoSim™ — a training and simulation system that is radically changing the way students in Canada and around the world learn this poorly-acquired medical skill.
And, if you want to use simulation technology to change the way medical professionals are taught, ear disease is a good place to ...
Technology reporter Alastair Charlton speaks to Dr. Raphael Hofstein, president and CEO of MaRS Innovation, about how Tech City in the U.K. can learn from Canada's hub for science, technology and social entrepreneurs. (more…)
Being named to the MIT Technology Review's 35 Inventors Under 35 list is a prestigious honour, but one of its best perks is the subsequent invitation to attend the Emerging Technologies conference (EmTech).
Joyce Poon and Hossein Rahnama, both researchers and inventors working with MaRS Innovation to license or spin-off technology projects, were named to the MIT Technology Review‘s prestigious 35 Inventors Under 35 list for 2012.
They attended the EmTech 2012 from October 24 to 26 where they each made a three-minute ...
Hossein Rahnama, CEO of Flybits, a MaRS Innovation spin-off company, appeared on CBC's Lang and O'Leary Exchange on August 24, 2012.
Watch Rahnama's interview on CBC's Media Player. The interview begins at the 13:40 mark and runs to 19:30.
Rahnama, who is also a professor at Ryerson University and and research director at Ryerson's Digital Media Zone, was recently named to the MIT Technology Review’s prestigious 35 Inventors Under 35 list for 2012 along with fellow MaRS Innovation inventor Joyce Poon.
He describes his ...
The Los Angeles Times featured Dr. Gregory Czarnota's research in their Science Now section on July 10, 2012, which reports on discoveries from the world of science and medicine (update: the article is no longer available online).
Czarnota, a researcher at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, is working with MaRS Innovation to license his patented technology: radiosensitization of tumour cells using a combination of microbubbles and targeted, high-intensity, focused ultrasound. (more…)
U.K. Trade and Investment (UKTI) has posted a Youtube video featuring Canadian companies looking to expand their operations to Britain.
Flybits, a Mars Innovation spin-off company, was among three companies to be profiled:
Flybits is launching a corporate presence in East London's Tech City, which is also known as the Silicon Roundabout. (more…)
Ryerson University, one of MaRS Innovation's 16 member institutions, has created the Digital Media Zone (DMZ) to give student entrepreneurs and researchers — or anyone connected with a great idea connected to their campus — the space they need to grow their ideas.
Dr. Hossein Rahnama, the DMZ's research director and a Ryerson University professor, was interviewed this week by The Accelerator Gazette about Ryerson's approach to accelerating and incubating technologies. (more…)