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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.