Have you ever wanted to warn people about bad restaurant food, ask for help in a class, or pitch an idea at work—but didn’t have the nerve? Well now there’s an app for that, thanks to an SFU Beedie School alumnus.
SFU professor and Tier I Canada Research Chair, Carlo Menon, whose research focuses on biomedical technology, is leading an SFU research project that has received nearly $3.5 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
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.
Imagine seeing Earth from space, or actually walking in another’s shoes and sharing those perspectives —both are profound experiences that can inspire awe. They are also now made possible by using immersive Virtual Reality (VR). SFU researchers are studying whether interactive VR content and interfaces can illicit such emotions, and are exploring VR’s potential beyond gaming to include social and wellness applications.
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.
SFU professor Rodney Vaughan is leading an SFU research project that has just received nearly $3 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to accelerate research in remote sensing—the gathering of information about an object, from a distance.
Simon Fraser University’s Get Involved website is a one-stop shop for students to find experiential learning opportunities that enable them to develop practical skills and become changemakers in their communities. It’s a platform that the university community uses to promote paid and unpaid opportunities for students to get involved on campus.
Virtual reality (VR)—in many ways—is still very much the new frontier, and while they may not be saddling horses and riding to the next outpost, the tenacious Aussie duo, Jordan and Lee Brighton, took an adventurous track to learning about VR.