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August 9 / 2021

Sensor can help detect when firefighters’ protective clothing is no longer safe

University of Alberta, Folio — Firefighters risk their lives battling blazes, and aging protective gear can put them at even greater risk.  A University of Alberta researcher is working with industry to reduce that risk with a sensor that can detect the gradual breakdown in garments from exposure to heat, moisture and ultraviolet (UV) light.  …

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August 3 / 2021

New laser microfabrication suite at U of A offers researchers sharper lab equipment

CTV EDMONTON — New microfabrication tools will give medical technology developers at the University of Alberta a boost. The laser equipment will allow inventors across Western Canada to design and test precision medical devices at rapid speeds, according to a release from the U of A. Developers will now have access to $1.5 million in …

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August 3 / 2021

New laser equipment at U of A gives medical technology developers a boost

University of Alberta, Folio — In the world of precision medicine, really, really small is a really big deal. That’s certainly the case for western Canadian entrepreneurs who have big ideas for tiny medical devices, thanks to a new investment from Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) in a University of Alberta facility. Medical device developers now have …

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August 3 / 2021

Laser-based microfabrication equipment at U of A gives medical device developers a boost

Edmonton Journal — Three new devices complete the U of A-based ST Innovation’s laser microfabrication suite. These include a femtosecond laser making ultra-fine, clean and precise cuts as small as 5 microns, a fibre laser micro-welder to put small devices together, and an optical profiler that creates high-resolution 3D images. Read the full Edmonton Journal …

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August 3 / 2021

A closer look at micro-fabrication lasers

Global News Edmonton — Su-Ling Goh tells us about how Alberta researchers say micro-fabrication lasers will be a big boost for the province’s health technology sector. …

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February 26 / 2020

Seeing a specialist from miles away

Imagine needing physical rehab – but living hundreds of kilometres away from the nearest specialist. …

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February 24 / 2020

New UAlberta project helps people in rural communities access much-needed rehabilitation services

About 24 per cent of Albertans live outside of the major cities. That means about one million people don’t have access to specialized rehabilitation services in their own communities. …

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February 24 / 2020

Tech designed to address lack of access to rehab specialists in rural Alberta

EDMONTON — The robotics lab at the University of Alberta has developed technology to connect rural patients with rehabilitation specialists hundreds of kilometres away. …

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February 24 / 2020

Pilot program uses robotics, internet to deliver rehab care to rural Albertans

A pilot program hopes to use telehealth technology to deliver rehabilitation care to rural Albertans who live in communities without such services nearby. …

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December 4 / 2019

U of A-developed micro-implant could restore spinal function in patients dealing with paralysis

The research involves extensive mapping of the spinal cord and using a wire thinner than a human hair which can reach deep inside the spine and send electrical signals. …

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December 2 / 2019

University of Alberta research could restore spinal function

EDMONTON — A University of Alberta scientist says her research could restore standing and walking functions to those with damaged spinal cords. …

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August 27 / 2019

First-of-their-kind wearable sensors to help UofA athletes perform better, avoid injury

A computer science researcher from China is working with the University of Alberta to develop wearable sensors that will help athletes perform better and reduce injuries. …

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March 23 / 2017

World-leading artificial intelligence program at University of Alberta gets major boost

It may not be an obvious place for Hollywood’s next Matrix movie, but the University of Alberta has quietly become a global leader in the artificial intelligence industry. …

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March 23 / 2017

Artificial intelligence program at U of A gets major boost

The University of Alberta is a leader in artificial intelligence research. In Wednesday’s federal budget, a big funding boost was announced for that work. …

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January 30 / 2017

Virtual reality changing game for medical training

Virtual reality systems are becoming more accessible and affordable. As Su-Ling Goh tells us, they’re now being seen as a game changer for medical training. …

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January 13 / 2017

Innovations for amputees at forefront of SMART Network

For Dave Lazarrino story Roboticist Michael (Rory) Dawson poses for a photo with a Modular Prosthetic Limb that can feel and move like a human hand …