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Dog Mobility Device

BCIT MAKE+ researchers’ reputation prompted business owner Ann-Marie Fleming, Founder and CEO of Dog Quality, to partner with MAKE+ to design a mobility device to improve the quality of life for senior dogs.

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AAPLEwalk

The BCIT Rehabilitation Engineering Design Lab (REDLab) has designed a prototype of the AAPLEwalk™, a revolutionary it-to-stand exercise machine for people with mobility impairments.

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Quantum Sensor Electronics

Matt Greig, MAKE+ Research Associate, has been instrumental in the development of the electronics associated with a self-calibrating quantum sensor based on single atoms being developed by BCIT researcher and physics instructor Dr. James Booth. Matt, a BCIT electronics diploma grad, is now working on his PhD at SFU.

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Healthcare Company Prototypes

For more than a decade MAKE+ has logged many research hours and more than $185,000 worth of projects building 5 prototypes for a large US-based Healthcare Company worth $699 million. The human factor expertise of MAKE+ was of great interest to this client.

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CRC - REDLab - AROW

BCIT researcher Dr. Jaimie Borisoff, Canada Research Chair in Rehabilitation Engineering Design and ICORD Principal Investigator recently collaborated with ICORD researchers from SFU and UBC to develop a rowing ergometer for people with disabilities, the AROW – Adapted Rowing Machine.

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Innovative Medicine Distribution System

MAKE+ Research Associate Lisa Boulton used a front-end design research approach to help Wendepunkt Medical Innovations solve the complex problem of the design and development of a solution for medicine and supply shortages in Uganda.

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Responding to COVID 19

A COVID-19 Face Shield Design Guidance Document was developed by the experts at the MAKE+ for anyone wishing to make a face shield.

MAKE+ has also applied their unique skills and methodology and compiled a Guide to Making Face Masks.

MAKE+ Director Nancy Paris was part of a multidisciplinary team of experts providing Recommendations for the Strategic Response to the Global Ventilator Shortage.

3D Printed Custom Orthotics

Wiivv Wearables, a BC-based company, partnered with BCIT Make+ Project Leader Silvia Raschke for a very unique custom-made 3D sandal. Each sandal is a unique foot orthotic constructed from pictures scanned on your smartphone that are then 3D printed and delivered straight to the consumer.

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LIFE360 Innovations Medical Device

Life360 Innovations Inc. partnered with MAKE+ to innovate and research a device to treat male urinary incontinence. After more than eight years of extensive research, including a five-year, multi-site Canadian clinical study, Life360 finally received Health Canada approval for its Contino® urethral insert, a licensed, self-administered medical device that controls bladder leakage in men.

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