Dr Matthew Bromwich, a CHEO ear, nose, and throat specialist, wants to develop a way to do sleep studies on children suspected of having sleep apnea in their own homes by monitoring changes in their heart and breathing rates using a webcam or cellphone, reports Ottawa Citizen.

Have a child who’s struggling at school because of what your doctor suspects is a sleep disorder?

Or maybe your teen needs ongoing monitoring after a sports-field concussion?

One day soon, your doctor might be able to say ‘there’s an app for that.”

The innovation program launched Wednesday night by CHEO, in partnership with Hacking Health Ottawa, aims to connect doctors and nurses with the tech experts who can help turn their ideas into reality.