Research and Technology Patents


Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications


Academic Conference Publications


Academic Conference Presentations


Industry Conference Presentations


Other Publications & Coverage

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Research and Technology Patents - 6

System and method for detecting cannabis impairment using pupillometry and eye redness. United States Provisional Application Number 63/047,977 (filed July 3, 2020).

Multivariate spirometer, associated systems and methods. United States Provisional Patent Application Number 63/007,442 (filed April 9, 2020).

System and method for evaluating glucose homeostasis. United States Provisional Application Number 62/930,127 (filed November 4, 2019).

Apparatus, system and method for interactive packaging. United States Provisional Patent Application Number 16/542,482 (filed August 16, 2019).

Extended reality medical report generating system. United States Patent Application Number US 2019/019598 (filed February 26, 2018).

Electrical stimulation facilitated symptom transference for empathic response. United States Patent Application Number US 2019/0142339 A1 (filed November 16, 2017).

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications - 14

Palanica, A., & Fossat, Y. (2021). Medication name comprehension of Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri between 2019 and 2021. Frontiers in Digital Health, 3, 669971.

Jeon, J., Baruah G., Sarabadani, S., & Palanica, A. Consensus study of risk factors and symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) using biomedical literature and social media data. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22(10), e20509.

Palanica, A., & Fossat, Y. (2020). COVID-19 has inspired global healthcare innovation. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 111,645–648.

van Veen, L., Morra, J., Palanica, A., & Fossat, Y. (2020). Homeostasis as a proportional–integral control system. npj Digital Medicine, 3, 77.

Palanica, A., Docktor, M. J., Lieberman, M., & Fossat, Y. (2020). The need for artificial intelligence in digital therapeutics. Digital Biomarkers, 4(1), 21–25.

Jeon, J., Leimbigler, P. J., Baruah, G., Li, M. H., Fossat, Y., & Whitehead, A. J. (2020). Predicting glycemia in type 1 diabetes patients: Experiments in feature engineering and data imputation. Journal of Health Informatics Research, 4(1), 71–90.

Palanica, A., Leier, M., Lee., A., Fossat, Y., & Docktor, M. J., (2020). Enhancing the patient experience for individuals undergoing endoscopic procedures using virtual reality. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 70(3), 341–343.

Palanica, A., Thommandram, A., Lee, A., Li., M., & Fossat, Y. (2019). Do you understand the words that are comin outta my mouth? Voice assistant comprehension of medication names. npj Digital Medicine, 2, 55.

Palanica, A., Lyons, A., Cooper, M., Lee, A., & Fossat, Y. (2019). A comparison of nature and urban environments on creative thinking across different levels of reality. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 63,44–51.

Palanica, A., Docktor, M. J., Lee, A., & Fossat, Y. (2019). Using mobile virtual reality to enhance medical comprehension and satisfaction in patients and their families. Perspectives on Medical Education, 8(2),123–127.

Palanica, A., Flaschner, P., Thommandram, A., Li, M., & Fossat, Y. (2019). Physicians’ perceptions of chatbots in healthcare: A cross-sectional web-based survey. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21(4), e12887.

Palanica, A., Thommandram, A., & Fossat, Y. (2019). Adult verbal comprehension performance is better from human speakers than social robots, but only for easy questions. International Journal of Social Robotics, 11(2), 359–369.

Palanica, A., Thommandram, A., & Fossat, Y. (2018). Eliciting clinical empathy via transmission of patient-specific symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Cogent Psychology, 5(1), 1526459.

Ho, A. J., Turnbull, J., & Fossat, Y. (2017). Compassion through tele-empathy: Technology-mediated symptom transference. Future Healthcare Journal, 4(3), 219–220.

Academic Conference Publications - 5

Sarabadani, S. (2019). Detection of adverse drug reaction mentions in tweets using ELMo. Proceedings of the 4th Social Media Mining for Health Applications Workshop & Shared Task, W19-3221, pages 120–122.

Baruah G., & Kolla, M. (2018). Klick Labs at CL-SciSumm 2018. Proceedings of the 3nd Joint Workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing for Digital Libraries, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Volume 2132, Paper 13.

Nishani, L., Kolla M., & Baruah, G. (2018). KlickLabs at TREC 2018 precision medicine track. Proceedings of the 27nd Text Retrieval Conference.

Baruah, G., & Kolla, M. (2018). KlickLabs at the TAC 2018 drug-drug interaction extraction from drug labels track. Proceedings of the 2018 Text Analysis Conference.

Midroni, C., Leimbigler, P. J., Baruah, G., Kolla, M., Whitehead, A. J., & Fossat, Y. (2018). Predicting glycemia in type 1 diabetes patients: Experiments with XGboost. Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Knowledge Discovery in Healthcare Data, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Volume 2148, Paper 13.

Academic Conference Presentations - 8

Fossat, Y., Kaufman, J., Ng, E., & van Veen, L. (2021). Glucose homeostasis as a proportional-integral control system. Virtual presentation at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems, May 26.

Fossat, Y., & Birckhead, B. (2021). VR in healthcare. Virtual presentation at the Swissnex in Boston and New York Connecting Tomorrow conference, May 19.

Huang, V., Palanica, A., Mirza, M. R., Katz, S., Grenier, A., & Goldman, M. (2019). Fostering empathy for older adults through the use of simulation technology: Preliminary findings. Poster presented at the 48th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Moncton, NB, October 24–26.

Goldman, M., & Palanica, A., Huang, V., Mirza, R., & Vyas, S. (2019). Empathy and the future of embodied learning in healthcare: Simulating Parkinson’s disease tremors with the SymPulse Tele-empathy device. Oral presentation at the Celebration of Research Excellence Lecture Series, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, October 3.

van Veen, L., Fossat, Y., Morra, J., & Thommandram, A. (2019). Model identification for blood sugar levels. Oral presentation at the Applied Mathematics, Modeling and Computational Science International Conference, Waterloo, ON, August 18–23.

Nishani, L. (2019). Extracting medical information from clinical notes. Oral presentation at the 2nd annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) Toronto Conference, Toronto, ON, March 23.

Fossat, Y., & Lieberman, M. (2019). Precision medicine. Oral presentation at the Yale Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology (CBIT) Healthcare Hackathon, New Haven, CT, January 25, 2019.

Goldman, M., Palanica, A., & Thommandram, A. (2018). Symptom transference and the future of embodied learning in healthcare: Simulating Parkinson’s disease tremors with the SymPulse Tele-empathy device. Oral presentation at the 13th Annual National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly Knowledge Exchange, Toronto, ON, April 30–May 1.

Industry Conference Presentations - 15

Bard, M., Flaiz, L., Peacock, E., Schaefer, A., Fisher, T., & Lanznar, J. (2020). Virtual health roundtable on adherence. Virtual panel discussion with the Digital Health Coalition, July 21.

Fossat, Y. (2019). Transforming the face of medicine with predictive models. Oral presentation at the Transforming Care – Sick Kids Conference, Toronto, ON, November 28.

Fossat, Y., & Lieberman, M. (2019). Beyond simple medical heuristics: Quantification of health as a function. Oral presentation at the Exponential Medicine Conference, San Diego, CA, November 4–7.

Mostafa, F., Fossat, Y., Kaleis, L., Fields, G., McInnes, S., & Pillai, T. (2019). Voice in healthcare. Panel discussion at the Sidewalk Labs Voice Tech TO Event, Toronto, ON, October 24.

Lieberman, M., White, J., Uppal, P., Fossat, Y., Whitehead, A., & Liu, K. (2019). Klick Health slingshot. Exhibit presented at the Digital Therapeutics East Conference, Boston, MA, September 24–26.

Jeon, J., & Whitehead, A. (2019). Handling data gaps in time series using imputation. Oral presentation at the O’Reilly Strata Data & AI Conference, New York, NY, September 23–26.

Docktor, M. J., & Fossat, Y. (2019). HealthVoyager: Personalized & immersive patient education. Oral presentation at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference, Austin, TX, March 8–17.

Fossat, Y., & Whitehead, A. J. (2018). Post-scarcity hardware: The relation of voice with hardware. Oral presentation at the Voice.Health Summit, Boston, MA, October 17.

Fossat, Y. (2018). HealthVoyager. Oral presentation at the Digital Health Coalition Northeast Summit, Biogen Inc., Cambridge, MA, April 23.

Bennett, F., Scalera, B., & Fossat, Y. (2018). Marketing off the beaten track. Panel discussion at the FiercePharma Marketing Forum, New York, NY, March 6–7.

Lee, A., Leynes, P., Fossat, Y., & Docktor, M. J. (2018). HealthVoyager. Exhibit presented at the Virtual Medicine Conference, Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, CA, March 27–29.

Fossat, Y., & Melkonian, A. (2017). Tele-empathy: A digital medicine experiment. Oral presentation at the Exponential Medicine Conference, San Diego, CA, November 6–9.

MacPherson, K., Hicks, M., Wyatt, G., Jacobs Barrs, S., Palanica, A., & Fossat, Y. (2017). Tele-empathy study: Digital signal transference of Parkinson’s disease tremors. Exhibit presented at the Exponential Medicine Conference, San Diego, CA, November 6–9.

Palanica, A., & Fossat, Y. (2017). Tele-empathy study: Digital signal transference of Parkinson’s disease tremors. Exhibit presented at 5th Annual Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre and 8th Brain Sciences Day, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, October 27.

Palanica, A., & Fossat, Y. (2017). Tele-empathy study: Digital signal transference of Parkinson’s disease tremors. Exhibit presented at the Davis Phinney Foundation Victory Summit Event, Toronto, ON, October 14.

Other Publications & Coverage - 13

Hay, S. (2020). Coronavirus: Intubation Box donations to help protect frontline hospital workers. Global News. April 6, 2020.

Kanski, A. (2020). Klick Health lends expertise to COVID-19 digital health tools. MM+M. March 13, 2020.

Fast Company. (2019). The 50 best workplaces for innovators. Fast Company. August 5, 2019.

Farr, C. (2019). Google Assistant is better than Alexa or Siri at helping patients with their drugs, (Klick) study finds. CNBC. June 20, 2019.

Palanica, A., & Fossat, Y. (2018). Digital biomarkers and therapeutics: Getting real. PM360 Magazine, October issue, 114.

Nosta, J. (2018). The Curious Yet Wonderful Bedfellows Of Health Tech. Forbes. October 11, 2018.

Brown, D. (2018). How Canada’s Best Managed companies focus relentlessly on the future: Klick and other successful private Canadian companies reveal their secrets to employee engagement, innovation and long-term financial success. Maclean’s. April 12, 2018.

Terdiman, D. (2018). This VR Tool Could Make Kids A Lot Less Scared Of Medical Procedures. Fast Company. February 27, 2018.

Klick Labs. (2017). Klick Labs unveils tele-empathy device to transmit tremors. Daily Mail (UK). November 20, 2017.

Farr, C. (2017). This device will let you feel what it‘s like to suffer from Parkinson‘s. CNBC. November 9, 2017.

Dixon, G. (2017). The feeling of empathy: A Toronto-based company is using technology to give caregivers, family members and physicians a truer glimpse into an illness, helping create more compassionate care and reduce the doctor-patient divide. The Globe and Mail. August 24, 2017.

Jahar, S. (2017). Empathy Gadgets. New York Times. July 29, 2017.

Hay, S. (2017). Toronto organization introduces device to help better understand Parkinson’s disease. Global News. May 1, 2017.