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.
Improving seniors’ social lives is the impetus for a new service conceived by a team of SFU students. They’ve just completed a program called Health Change Lab. Students in this experiential learning program address community health challenges in Surrey through entrepreneurship and innovation.
SFU researchers will be able to more efficiently learn how the human body’s tissue responds to external forces such as car accidents as well as internal processes, like disease or aging, thanks to funding announced today by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).
People whose jobs require standing all day have a greater risk of plantar foot pain. Researchers at SFU’s Surrey campus are working with WorkSafeBC and Kintec, a Surrey-based footwear and custom orthotics company, to develop a new insole that will differentiate worker’s weight-bearing behavior. The research is aimed at better understanding whether standing is a risk factor for foot pain.
The Embedding Project, a global sustainability initiative founded by Stephanie Bertels, an SFU Beedie School of Business professor, has received a $2.45-million, seven-year Partnership Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
Would you use your appliances more sustainably if you had an inexpensive way to monitor consumption?
Researchers in SFU’s new Computational Sustainability Lab (CSL) are developing practical, accessible, sustainability tools that all consumers can use to incorporate sustainability into their daily lives.