Towering expense for the Canadian health care system, high mortality rates, and loss of quality of life for surviving patients: these are among the devastating side effects of prolonged use of mechanical ventilators. Over 30 per cent of intensive care patients put on mechanical ventilation become dependent because the diaphragm quickly atrophies from lack of use.
SFU has received $8.35M from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the Ontario Research Fund (ORFRI) and the BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) to build a data storage hub at its Burnaby campus.
This is the first installment of Compute Canada’s research computing platform renewal, which will serve Canada's growing community of computing researchers. Upon completion, the University will house up to 25,000 CPU cores, nearly 1,000 GPU devices and 15 petabytes (or 15 million gigabytes) of storage disks.
Technology is helping to keep First Nations languages alive. A new app being launched this month will connect 17 Secwepemc communities in the Shuswap Nation through an interactive project that connects photos, illustrations, audio and text, along with lessons, in a collaborative story-telling project.
Born and raised in Pakistan, Muhammad Shahzain Riaz is a global student. He is studying mechatronics engineering on scholarship at the City University of Hong Kong, but spent this summer as a visiting research student at SFU’s School of Mechatronics Engineering. He is working full-time in the Stretchable Devices lab on a confidential project involving 3-D printed electronics and composites. His supervisor is professor Woo Soo Kim.
Are you ready to take your cloud-based startup to the next level? Create@Alibaba Cloud Startup Contest (CACSC), hosted by Alibaba Cloud, is seeking the best and boldest startups from around the world to be showcased in its home city of Hangzhou, China. CACSC is hosting regional startup contests in Silicon Valley, London, Paris, New Delhi, Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Dubai; as well as throughout China.
“He shoots, he scores!” may take on a whole new meaning for entrepreneurial Simon Fraser University students.
In 2017, a team of six students plans to launch the Game7 Shooting System, wearable technology that tracks hockey metrics in a new way.
Using smart technology, Game7 supports the development of hockey skills with equipment that includes a player wristband and a net attachment with smart sensors. It reports analytics on the four main hockey shots: slap shot, snap shot, wrist shot and backhand.
By next fall, new field trials will see U.S. Army soldiers and U.S. Marines become their own power sources simply by walking, thanks to an idea conceived in a Simon Fraser University lab and developed in Vancouver by Bionic Power Inc.
In May, SFU CED program graduate Diandra Oliver was one of four CED Social Innovation Challenge winners. She was awarded $5000 to travel through Northern B.C. and teach rural communities how to build their local food economies. Just two months later, Diandra has already packed up her car and hit the road.