The greater the amount of high-quality data you have, the better your machine learning model will be. This post looks at the challenges (and solutions) involved in creating and organizing a dataset when you’re starting from scratch.


Over the past decade, one of the hottest areas of innovation has been to apply machine learning to real-world applications. Google and Amazon are now using machine learning models to transcribe speech to text, interpret…

Following the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, we look at what technological advances are helping agriculture’s role in improving earth’s ability to capture atmospheric carbon.

Why is agriculture such a big deal?

Agriculture is one of the most negatively impactful industries accelerating climate change — and the only industry that truly has the ability to replenish itself and serve as a climate change reversal agent. The agricultural industry and the technical innovations developed in…

Developing a hardware product? Adopting a design thinking approach may be what you need in order to meet your customer’s expectations and keep your user story in sight.

Has your business spent time and money developing a hardware product that failed at the commercialization stage because it didn’t meet customer expectations? Have you wondered at what point in product development you lost sight of the user story? …

This International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting 5 women founded tech startups in BC that are sustainably focused and leveraging novel technologies to tackle some of the UN’S SDGs.

It’s the year 2021, and women only account for 15 to 20 percent of the tech workforce in British Columbia. Why is this?

Research suggests that influence from families, role models and cultural stereotypes impact women’s decisions to pursue education–and later, careers–in…

An early prototype of the VodaSafe AquaEye

Do you have an innovative concept for a connected device? Here’s why hardware prototyping is integral to the product development process and the success of your project.

What is Hardware Prototyping?

When MistyWest was approached by VodaSafe prior to developing the AquaEye, founder Carlyn Loncaric had a and a goal: to develop a life-saving piece of technology that can quickly scan underwater to locate drowning victims. …

Through optimized firmware, MistyWest improved the battery life of a Bluetooth low energy wearable device’s hardware from under 10 days to over 45. Here’s how.

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices have seen exponential growth over the past 5 years, and companies are constantly adding greater functionality to stay connected (such as adding machine learning to low power devices). When it comes to battery-powered devices like wearables, battery life will make-or-break your…

MistyWest has experience rolling out architectures on both Azure and AWS platforms for our clients’ projects. We take a high-level look at what each has to offer to determine which is right for your connected devices.

The Internet of Things has seen extensive growth in the past few years, and the number of connected devices is projected to amount to 21.5 billion units worldwide by 2025. Choosing the right platform to connect your devices is no easy task, and weighing the advantages…

Each Westie has the right to veto a prospective project if they deem it unethical. Here’s how we apply our ethics policy to our company process and keep MistyWest’s mission, purpose and values at the front of our BD efforts.


Recently, MistyWest hosted a webinar on the Dark Side of Technology where we talked about the ethical implications society is currently facing as new technologies are developed. …


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