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Position Type:
Mechanical 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

- Design, testing, and manufacturing of HeartWatch enclosure

- Creating mechanical parts to incorporate various sensors

- Fabrication and manufacturing of developed mechanical components

- Meeting design requirements based on user testing and regulatory standards

Required Experiences

- Working with product design iteration and lifecycle (including idea generation, generating proof-of-concept, prototyping, low-volume manufacturing ).

- Rapid prototyping

- Mechanical Design optimization

- Product manufacturing/fabrication

- CAD Software (ideally SolidWorks)

Job Description

A viable candidate will contribute to development, reiteration, and testing of enclosure for the HeartWatch. They will design, test, and manufacture all mechanical hardware components including the main PCB enclosure, sensor housings, and strapping mechanisms. The candidate must also collaborate with the team to implement new biometric sensors into prototypes. The Mechanical Engineer will need to work together with the Sensors Team to implement new features and upgrades to the design. Selected candidate would be reporting to the lead development engineer and the company’s CTO.

Things That You Might Need to Know

- Design and product analysis including FEA and design lifecycle

- Understanding of engineering GD&T

- Manufacturing process knowledge regarding metal, plastics, and fabric

Things You Must Learn

- Knowledge of ECG in terms of its theory and functionality

- Internal design cycle and procedure

- General understanding of the different electronic components inside the HeartWatch

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.