A virtual reality game that helps youths deal with cancer treatment—created by two Simon Fraser University students who spent time in hospital as youths, one as a cancer patient—is the latest pain management tool being developed in SFU’s Pain Studies Lab.
Simon Fraser University's Beedie School of Business has appointed renowned Vancouver technology entrepreneur Andrew Harries as the inaugural Tom Foord Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Thanks to funding from Mobify, SFU computing science student Brandon Chong and his teammates were able to develop an app launcher that assists visually impaired people using voice commands and simple motion gestures.
More young girls will have an opportunity to grow their physics acumen at Simon Fraser University’s Girls Exploring Physics workshop. The initiative is receiving $20,000 in funding over three years from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s PromoScience Program.
A Canadian athlete’s dream to one day “move” his fingers again after losing an arm in a workplace accident is now within grasp, thanks to a robotic arm prosthesis being developed at Simon Fraser University. SFU researchers are working with paralympic skier Danny Letain to design a new control system for one of the world’s most advanced bionic hands.
Surrey’s RCMP officers and staff have a new personal safety measure in their arsenal—the DermEngine skin-screening platform created by Simon Fraser University alumna Maryam Sadeghi. Sadeghi’s company, MetaOptima Technology Inc., has been awarded a contract for DermEngine’s voluntary use by Surrey RCMP employees.
Researchers at Simon Fraser University’s School of Mechatronics Systems Engineering are tackling the world’s water crisis by pulling water out of thin air. Professor Majid Bahrami has spent the past three years working with his PhD student, Farshid Bagheri, to find a sustainable answer to the world’s growing water needs.
A team of Simon Fraser University students from the Beedie School of Business have designed an innovative new business that aims to help North American cannabis producers enter the lucrative edibles market. Garrett Downes, Smarth Duggal, Michael Pizzolon and Jeff Salzsauler say their company, Stolz: Cannabis Infused Fine Chocolates, will help cannabis producers comprehensively build their edibles programs from the ground up.
Are you a craft beer enthusiast? A team of SFU business and mechatronics students want to make it easier for you to satisfy your thirst in this growing, $700 million industry. Their upcoming company, Brewstr, is creating Canada’s first automated homebrewing machine, which will allow craft beer enthusiasts that lack knowledge and equipment to brew high quality beer and cider.
Two thousand meals: that’s how many Danison Buan serves up in a typical week. He is the founder of ReFood, a social enterprise that picks up dated groceries and redistributes it to different charitable organizations that can repurpose it into healthy meals for those in need.