4 episodes

The Making Impact Podcast series highlights life science thought leaders, startup founders, and innovation hubs, who are creating and innovating, from all around the world. From drug discovery, to the final stage of getting life-saving and life-altering therapeutics and treatments into the hands of patients, these leaders are truly changing the healthcare industry. Hosted by Helen Kontozopoulos, Co-founder of ODAIA, and Professor at The University of Toronto, explores new technology and initiatives that are making a huge impact in communities, both locally and globally.

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The Making Impact Podcast series highlights life science thought leaders, startup founders, and innovation hubs, who are creating and innovating, from all around the world. From drug discovery, to the final stage of getting life-saving and life-altering therapeutics and treatments into the hands of patients, these leaders are truly changing the healthcare industry. Hosted by Helen Kontozopoulos, Co-founder of ODAIA, and Professor at The University of Toronto, explores new technology and initiatives that are making a huge impact in communities, both locally and globally.

    The Future Of Weight Acceptance: Where Health And Happiness Are At The Forefront With Obesity Matters

    The Future Of Weight Acceptance: Where Health And Happiness Are At The Forefront With Obesity Matters

    In this episode of the Making Impact Series, Helen is joined by Priti Chawla, Board & Executive Director of Obesity Matters. Obesity Matters works to empower their community, allowing them to share their thoughts, reduce the feelings of isolation and frustration and provide credible resources. With Obesity Matters, Priti hopes to redefine obesity through the lens of empathy and compassion, shifting to a positive narrative, and helping more people live their best lives.

    Priti is a visionary, research-driven business leader, community builder, and strategist who is advancing an advocacy platform for people living with obesity and mobilizing the quality of care they receive. Having seen weight bias and discrimination play out in her own life, Priti understands the delicate psyche of those who are struggling with body image issues and experiencing obesity stigma. She learned that fad diets do not work, that weight management is not about merely having the willpower to avoid high-caloric foods, and, most importantly, that her self-worth is not determined by the number on a scale.



    1:08 - Introduction to Obesity Matters

    6:00 - The different types of stakeholders in the community of Obesity Matters

    10:12 - Top 10 predictions of what the future might look like initiative

    14:00 - Challenges in changing biases and policies in society

    17:58 - Diet culture and commercial weight loss programs

    22:54 - Education around weight & nutrition

    27:25 - Eat Play Love initiative

    29:50 - The future vision for Obesity Matters



    Resources

    Obesity Matters: https://obesity-matters.com/



    Connect With ODAIA

    Blog: www.odaia.ai/making-impact/the-future-of-weight-acceptance-where-health-and-happiness-are-at-the-forefront-with-obesity-matters-

    Website: https://www.odaia.ai/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/odaiaintelligence/

    Contact Us: https://www.odaia.ai/contact

    • 33 min
    Transforming The Communication Landscape In Healthcare with Hypercare

    Transforming The Communication Landscape In Healthcare with Hypercare

    In this episode of the Making Impact Series, Helen is joined by Albert Tai, CEO of Hypercare, a platform that connects healthcare colleagues through real-time scheduling, on-call management, and secure messaging on any device. Hypercare understands the pain points of healthcare workflow that prevents clinicians from providing the high-level care that they want to their patients.

    We discuss how Albert saw the need for improved communication in the healthcare industry and the impact that it was having on patients. He shares how he created a solution to solve these painpoints so that providers can have more effective communication.



    1:24 - Introduction to Hypercare

    5:30 - Technology in the Healthcare Industry

    9:10 - Finding a solution to the communication problems in healthcare

    13:24 - How Hypercare is making impact in hospitals

    19:18 - Expanding Hypercare into new settings and locations

    20:48 - The vision & future of Hypercare

    24:17 - New integrations to improve communication



    Resources

    Hypercare: https://www.hypercare.com/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hypercare/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hypercare/



    Connect With ODAIA

    Blog: https://www.odaia.ai/making-impact/transforming-the-communication-landscape-in-healthcare-with-hypercare 

    Website: https://www.odaia.ai/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/odaiaintelligence/

    Contact Us: https://www.odaia.ai/contact

    • 33 min
    Revolutionary Technology For Detecting Early Signs of Brain Disorders with Winterlight Labs

    Revolutionary Technology For Detecting Early Signs of Brain Disorders with Winterlight Labs

    In this episode of the Making Impact Series, Helen is joined by Liam Kaufman, co-founder of Winterlight Labs, a revolutionary platform that uses speech patterns to detect early signs of brain disorders.

    Winterlight has developed a tablet-based assessment that is fast, objective, and stress-free. By analyzing speech alone, they can detect cognitive impairment associated with dementia and mental illness. Their assessment can be used in life science research, senior care and clinical settings.



    1:22 -  Introduction to Winterlight Labs

    3:12 -  Using technology for early diagnosis

    4:05 -  Using technology for early diagnosis

    5:37 -  Reducing the effects of Alzheimer's

    7:21 -  Can preventative measures stop degeneration of Alzheimer’s?

    7:54 -  How technology can be used to prevent and detect early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

    9:03 -  Using Winterlight Labs technology in Pharma

    11:03 - Identifying Accessibility Challenges for Patients

    13:02 - Monitoring early signs of Alzheimer’s at all ages

    15:42 - Using Winterlight Labs technology to support other therapeutic areas

    17:14 - How Winterlight Labs will be used in the future of digital health



    Resources

    Winterlight Labs: https://winterlightlabs.com/



    Connect With ODAIA

    Blog: https://www.odaia.ai/podcasts/revolutionary-technology-for-detecting-early-signs-of-alzheimers-through-speech-patterns-with-winterlight-labs 

    Website: https://www.odaia.ai/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/odaiaintelligence/

    Contact Us: https://www.odaia.ai/contact

    • 18 min
    Making Impact Trailer

    Making Impact Trailer

    The Making Impact Podcast series highlights life science thought leaders, startup founders, and innovation hubs, who are creating and innovating, from all around the world. From drug discovery, to the final stage of getting life-saving and life-altering therapeutics and treatments into the hands of patients, these leaders are truly changing the healthcare industry. Hosted by Helen Kontozopoulos, Co-founder of ODAIA, and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Computer Science at The University of Toronto, explores new technology and initiatives that are making a huge impact in communities, both locally and globally.

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