BCIT Researcher receives Innovation to Commercialization award

Congratulations to BCIT researcher Dr. Jaimie Borisoff and his team, including MAKE+ Project Leader Johanne Mattie, Research Analyst Angie Wong, Research Assistant Rory Dougall, and CARI Trades Researcher Ernie Janzen for receiving an Innovation to Commercialization award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research!

“It’s so exciting to be involved in the commercialization of a BCIT developed innovation that meets an urgent need in the lives of persons with mobility issues,” said Nancy Paris, Director, Make+.

Dr. Borisoff and team won the award for their development of an exercise machine, AAPLE-Walk, which creates walking-like leg movements for individuals with lower limb injuries.

“This funding will help us further develop the AAPLEwalk exercise machine and evaluate its use with potential end-users,” comments Dr. Jaimie Borisoff. “Their valuable feedback is an important step as we continue down the path towards commercializing our work. Many thanks to the MSFHR for supporting this project.”

Check out the annoucement from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.

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