Released on February 26, 2020
Virtual reality is being tested as a way to improve both medical diagnostics and patient care, in a collaborative project led by Innovation Saskatchewan. The software is among four new tools being evaluated through the agency’s Made in Saskatchewan Technology Program (MIST), an initiative which aims to improve government services with privately-developed technology.
“MIST connects Saskatchewan tech companies with provincial government partners who can use their innovation, provide feedback on the experience and help grow the technology,” Minister Responsible for Innovation Saskatchewan Tina Beaudry-Mellor said.
An advisory panel of industry experts recommended four companies from the inaugural round of MIST applicants, which have been approved by Innovation Saskatchewan for real-world testing of their tech solutions in government departments and agencies:
Launched in January, 2019, MIST provides Saskatchewan tech companies $10,000 in development funding and the opportunity to have their innovation piloted by a provincial ministry or government agency for up to six months.
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