For the able bodied, mobility can be taken for granted, as many processes involved are automatic. Yet, the reality for many people is that it is one thing to be able to generate motion, it is quite another to walk, sit, stand up and shift direction with fluidity. While exoskeleton technology for paralyzed and mobility disabled people has been progressing, actual full mobility is where the research has been stalled — until now.
Of the many innovations and research projects that will be sure to amaze at this year’s #BCTECH Summit, one thing is certain: SFU researcher Paula MacDowell’s dedication to empowering youth through education and technology will be sure to inspire attendees and future generations.
As news has shifted online, social media has become the digital messenger, amplifying the reach of breaking news stories. Social media has changed the way people interact with each other in the sharing of information, personal messages, and opinions about current events, personal situations and experiences. Companies that were born in the digital age—like Facebook—first were celebrated as a way for people to more easily and quickly interact across different communities and locations around the world.
An incredible 26 SFU VentureLabs® and Simon Fraser University affiliated companies were recognised on the 2018 Ready to Rocket list, announced in March. This is a list of top private British Columbia companies positioned to capitalize on growth in one of four technology sectors: information and communications technology; cleantech; life sciences; and digital health.
From prototyping to production, Simon Fraser University’s 4D LABS has it all. The $65 million state-of-the-art materials science and engineering research facility will be at this year’s #BCTECH Summit, happening May 14-16, 2018. Located at the SFU Innovates booth—in the Marketplace at the Vancouver Convention Centre—4D LABS will be exhibiting a broad range of innovations from remote-controlled fuel cell cars to Nanotech Security Corporation holograms.
SFU Innovates program SFU VentureLabs® has been awarded Top Challenger in North America by UBI Global, the world's most extensive benchmark study of university-linked business incubators and accelerators.
A company founded by a pair of Simon Fraser University alumni has been chosen to fast-track its gesture-recognition wristband to market under the mentorship of Techstars, one of North America’s biggest start-up accelerators.
Interdisciplinary student team kicks off fundraising drive to meet goal for spring 2018
A team of SFU students has begun its design work on an all-electric vehicle, one that is capable of hitting the high speeds of a formula race car but without emitting carbon. Members of Team Phantom are steering their efforts towards an international contest—the Formula SAE Electric competition—to be held in the U.S. in the spring of 2019.
A student-conceived company that combines self-care and sustainability took the top prize at the recent #MadeBySFU competition.
SFU student Larissa Chen and colleague Delara Tabiri co-founded Böues, a beauty company specializing in locally-sources, organic products, and introduced their first product, the Böues Bar, during the contest. As winners, their product will be featured this month in the SFU Spirit Shop, just in time for Christmas sales.