A Critical Pathway for Cardiac Defibrillators in Patients with Ischemic Cardiomyopathy

Providence Health Care has established a reputation as one of the leading centres for cardiology research and treatment in Canada. Medtronic of Canada is a major supplier of therapeutic cardiac equipment, technology and implantable devices, and works closely with Providence Healthcare to advance the science of cardiac treatment.

Many happy returns - Mitacs Globalink grad comes back to BC for grad school

This September, Nivarti is returning to the University of British Columbia to start his master's degree, after graduating from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur with the best mark in his class for his honours thesis in mechanical engineering.

Nivarti chose UBC over schools like MIT and Stanford because of his Globalink experience, which paired the mechanical engineering student with Kendal Bushe, a UBC assistant professor who is one of North America's most highly respected combustion researchers. Dr. Bushe will also supervise Nivarti's graduate work.

Mitacs intern gains useful insight into industry

Over the course of his Accelerate internship Zaifman, a postdoctoral fellow at the Chemistry department of the University of British Columbia, partnered with AlCana, a Vancouver biotechnology company developing lipid nanoparticles, which show great potential as a new means for the targeted delivery of therapeutics.

Transport Layer Protocol Design for Cognitive Radio Systems

Recent studies have shown that many licensed spectrum bands are under-utilized, which form
spectrum holes [1]. The concept of cognitive radio was introduced in order to increase the
usage of the spectrum [2]. In cognitive radio systems [3], unlicensed users (which are also
called secondary users) can perform sensing over a wide range of spectrum bands. The
secondary users can opportunistically access the unused licensed bands from the legacy
spectrum holders (which are also called primary users). In order words, the secondary users

Understanding Scenes using Vision and Range Sensing

The Curious George project aims to construct a spatial-semantic modeling system featuring automated learning of object appearance and object-place relations from online annotated database, and the application of these relations to a variety of real-world tasks. The physical system currently developed at UBC, a visually guided mobile robot, can recognize objects in an environment based on imagery collected from the World Wide web, as demonstrated in an international contest known as the Semantic Robot Vision Challenge.

Examining Human Standing Balance Response with Independent Ankle Control

Standing balance is controlled by several inputs, including vision, vestibular sense, and ankle proprioception
Research studies in this field actively engage and manipulate these input mechanisms to examine their
effects on the balance output, mainly muscle actuation in the lower limbs. While significant progress has
been made, it is often difficult to isolate a single input and test its results on the output. The unique Robot
for Interactive Sensor Engagement and Rehabilitation (RISER) has been developed in the UBC CARIS