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Electrical Engineer
Full Time


HelpWear is striving to achieve better at-home healthcare by developing affordable and accessible products for patients all around the world. HelpWear is currently developing HeartWatch, a 24/7 wearable heart monitoring system with an embedded emergency contact system for furthered prevention and better treatment of heart-related illness. Since our founding in the summer of 2015 in Ryerson University’s Basecamp program, HelpWear has grown to operate in Ryerson University’s Zone network, the University of British Columbia through CDL West, the Y-Combinator Accelerator program, and the Waterloo region.

Key Roles

- Benchmark testing currently implemented capacitive biometric sensor

- Troubleshooting issues with the development of capacitive sensors

- Contributing to the design of a novel capacitive sensor

- Implementing noise processing filters to HeartWatch system

- Quality Assurance on any/all sensors within the HeartWatch system

- Fine tuning existing sensors

- Contribute to overall engineering team goals

- Research and implement various materials for system use

Required Experiences

- Hardware technical development

- Engineering experience (particularly in hardware)

- Understanding of documentation and engineering design process

- Preferred: Printed circuit board design experience/understanding

- Preferred: Programming/software development experience

Job Description

A viable candidate will contribute to development, reiteration and testing the HeartWatch System closely with the engineering team. This includes comparison testing existing solutions, innovating ways to improve sensor quality and working with the implementation of the novel sensor developed in-house for the HelpWear system. The candidate will also be a core member of the design and engineering team, where they will help address problems in both areas.

Things That You Might Need to Know

- Signals Processing on matlab

- Algorithm implementation and development

- Machine Learning Models and Knowledge

- C coding language for firmware development

- Java/Android for in app implementation

- PCB designing and layouts

Things You Must Learn

- Operations of a ECG

- Operations of a Capacitive ECG electrode

- Documentation structure

- Bench testing and key test points to identify

Product Description

The HeartWatch is comprised of different sets of sensors, filtering systems and microcontrollers. Candidates will be working with the core hardware ranging from anywhere from directly with the sensors or to the software system to receive the data to analyze. The hardware works simply as a device that collects data from a variety of biometric sensors, runs through sets of filters get processed by the microcontroller and is sent to us for further signals processing and insight collection. A lot of work will be in the optimization of current hardware for patient trials and commercialization.