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  • What is Centivizer?

    Centivizer is a platform, and system, of interacting and rewarding physical and cognitive activities designed to maintain and restore function in people as they get older. The Centivizer platform allows third-party developers and researchers to add in their own modules easily so that we can collaboratively solve the massive problem of wasted opportunities and deteriorating quality of life that occurs as people move into the later stages of their lives and experience functional decline.

  • How does Centivizer work?

    Centivizer is a wireless network of modules, each powered by single board computers and communicating with each other using a Web protocol. Modules provide a wide range of inputs and outputs including levers, sliders, reward dispensers, games, lights and buttons. Centivizers can be wall-mounted, or mounted on wheeled stands and used while sitting. Each installation of Centivizer can employ a unique combination of modules and activities that is matched to the abilities and interests of the target user or group.

  • Think you can help?

    We are looking for people who are interested in building Centivizer models as research or business projects. We provide technical support for developers, as well as an API to connect the module to the Centivizer system, and documentation. Third party developers can licence their modules to, or they can independently sell their modules as third party add-ons.

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Tech Hack - Solutions for Seniors

Fri, Jun 15, 2018, 4:00 PM – Sun, Jun 17, 2018, 6:00 PM EDT

Bahen Centre for Information Technology
St George Street University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 2E4


Centivizer Inc. ( - a University of Toronto spinoff company – is hosting a hackathon to design and develop applications for our Centivizer platform. Centivizer is a wireless network of modules that work together to solve the problem of physical and cognitive inactivity in people that are aging using a reward-based system of activities.

SAMPLE Centivizer Module: A person is able to independently navigate through various worldwide scenes (e.g., gondola ride in Venice) using controls such as a wheel or a joystick and 360 degree videos.

DEMO VIDEO: To see a demo video of our Centivizer prototypes in action, visit:

PAPER on our Centivizer platform can be downloaded here:

PARTICIPANTS: We are looking for people with experience in a wide range of areas, including but not limited to design, business, graphics, technology, or lived-experienced to form teams and develop applications that can work with the Centivizer platform. We welcome pre-existing teams or sign-up and we can connect you with a team.

Selection of teams will be a competitive process and will be based on skills and relevant experience. After indicating your interest through Eventbrite, please help us understand your background and interest by filling in the following form:

PLEASE BRING: A curious, open mind, willingness to collaborate, your laptop and any other devices you like to work on.

We are looking for a winning solution that can:

  • Keep people physically and mentally activated
  • Work within or alongside our Centivizer System

PRIZE: We will be judging your solutions and the best idea will win $5000 in cash to be used to pay your costs for developing your Centivizer solution. We will also provide the winning team with mentorship and other assistance, as needed.

Join us on social media using the hashtag: #THSS2018



Fri, Jun 15, 2018, 4:00 PM – Sun, Jun 17, 2018, 6:00 PM EDT


Bahen Centre for Information Technology St George Street University of Toronto Toronto, ON M5S 2E4


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