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Dr. Behrang Homayoon uses TIPSOTM Beam during an interventional radiology procedure at Surrey Memorial Hospital. The projected controls are within arm’s length of the doctor and can be used intuitively at the bed-side.

Tomorrow’s Technology Available Today: UBC Start-up Brings Touchless Image Navigation to the Surgical Theatre

The future of healthcare is changing for the better with novel medical technologies emerging at a record pace. One such technology developed by a UBC startup in recent years has made remarkable strides in bridging the gap between research and commercialization. UBC’s Institute for Computing, Information, and Cognitive Systems (ICICS) and entrepreneurship@UBC (e@UBC) helped make […]

ICICS Research Cluster Exchange Day

ICICS Research Cluster Exchange Day

On 1 October, the ICICS Bionics Network research cluster hosted a Cluster Exchange Day to further integrate Research Excellence Clusters at UBC. This event included talks by cluster leads, a poster session and technology demonstrations showcasing  advances in a variety of related fields. Attending the event were representatives from  Biomedical Imaging and Artificial Intelligence, Dynamic Brain Circuits, […]

ICICS Hosts Talk on Knowledge Translation

ICICS Hosts Talk on Knowledge Translation

On October 11, ICICS hosted a talk on translating technology from the lab into practice. Dr. David Zar presented “From the Lab to the Market: Bringing Solutions to People Who Need Them” to an audience of ICICS members and graduate students interested in commercializing novel medical and other devices. Abstract: Many great ideas are developed in […]

ICICS Hosts “The Future of Digital Innovation”

ICICS Hosts “The Future of Digital Innovation”

On September 17 and 18, ICICS hosted a networking event for research alumni from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg who now work in the USA or Canada. Under the theme of “The Future of Digital Innovation,” the event allowed these FAU Research Alumni members to meet each other, exchange ideas, and strengthen their affiliation with FAU, while learning […]

New HATCH Cohort Receives Sales Mentoring

New HATCH Cohort Receives Sales Mentoring

Entrepreneurship@UBC Managing Director Barry Yates took time out of his packed schedule in September to deliver a sales workshop to the latest cohort of HATCH ventures.  Additional workshops in team building, establishing company values, and messaging help prepare the new ventures for the very tough road to launching a successful company.  

UBC Breakthrough Opens Door to $100 Ultrasound Machine

UBC Breakthrough Opens Door to $100 Ultrasound Machine

Carlos Gerardo, a PhD candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), along with supervising professors Robert Rohling (ICICS Director/ECE/Mechanical Engineering) and Edmond Cretu (ECE/ICICS), have developed a new ultrasound  probe that could reduce the cost of ultrasound scanners to $100. Their invention is portable, wearable, and can be powered by a smartphone. The researchers explained […]

Transparent, Flexible Sensor Developed in ICICS Bionics Network Lab

Transparent, Flexible Sensor Developed in ICICS Bionics Network Lab

The Molecular Mechatronics Lab, led by Professor John Madden of the ICICS Bionics Network research cluster, has developed a transparent and flexible touch sensor that can detect a light touch and even the proximity of a finger. Potential applications include flexible and rollable hand-held electronics that require a touch screen interface, sensors embedded in sportswear, […]

ICICS Centre for AI Decision-making and Action Launched

ICICS Centre for AI Decision-making and Action Launched

The ICICS Centre for AI Decision-making and Action (CAIDA) has launched,  with a network of over 50 professors from multiple departments leading groups that develop AI tools for decision-making and action. CAIDA also studies the social, policy, and ethical impacts of AI.

HATCH Graduation and Summer Barbecue

HATCH Graduation and Summer Barbecue

Six of the companies from the original cohort of ventures graduated from HATCH at the end of June, cheered on by their peers and mentors. Acuva  Technologies, Microdermics,  Excelsense Technologies Corp., Illusense Inc., Sonic Incytes, and AnoMotion Interactive, Inc. will all be moving on to the next stage of bringing their innovations to market.

HATCH Ventures at Launch of  New Innovation UBC Hub

HATCH Ventures at Launch of New Innovation UBC Hub

Selected HATCH ventures were on hand to discuss their ventures with attendees at the official launch of the new Innovation UBC hub at Robson Square on June 14.