Teaming up with Burnaby Rowing Club at the starting line

BCIT MAKE+ Team collaborates with Burnaby Rowing Club

The strength of a team lives in the hands of each team member, including those who work behind the scenes like BCIT MAKE+ team. BCIT MAKE+ team helped the Burnaby Rowing Club develop a FISA (World Rowing Federation) electronic starting system which was put to the test at the National Rowing Championships held at Burnaby Lake … Read more

How BCIT is using augmented reality to improve patient safety

BCIT uses augmented reality to improve patient safety

Sponges, tweezers, and surgical gloves are only a few types of surgical objects commonly left inside a patient after surgery. Research has reported that thousands of cases occur each year where surgical objects are unintentionally left in a patient. The effects are serious and occasionally, life-threatening. Why are surgical objects left behind in a patient, … Read more

Cannabis beverages in the brew: BCIT and UBC partner with private cannabis company

The latest cannabis innovation in the brew stems from a unique partnership between BCIT, UBC and a private cannabis company, Pacific Rim Brands. Dr. Paula Brown, director of BCIT’s Natural Health and Food Products Research Group (NRG)  and Canada Research Chair in Phytoanalytics, and Dr. Susan Murch, who teaches chemistry at UBC Okanagan, have partnered with Pacific Rim … Read more

How BCIT MAKE+ has helped a $699M US-based Healthcare Company

For more than a decade, BCIT MAKE+, a BC-based research lab, has more than 1,900 research hours logged, 5 prototypes built, 6 project requests filed, 37 clinical volunteers recruited, and more than $185,000 worth of projects billed for a large US-based Healthcare Company worth $699 million. Why a company worth $699 million would choose BCIT … Read more

BCIT MAKE+ brings inventor’s vision to life with safer, quicker, easier way to plug in

Many Canadians are all too familiar with the block heater struggle—getting it plugged in while juggling keys and bags, connecting cords while saddled with bulky gloves, and even finding the plug in a dim garage. And those are just the things that fall into the “irritating” category. There’s also a safety element involved: if you … Read more

It’s here: BiKube, the revolutionary mobility assistive device

(Updated: March 4, 2019-BiKube is now available to the public.) After three years of development, the BiKube, a revolutionary mobility assistive device, is making its debut as of March 2019. The BiKube is a new hands-free, indoor mobility device that combines sleek design with functionality to help people with mobility challenges maintain their autonomy, stability … Read more

BCIT Student Innovation Challenge showcases impressive new products

What do a drum harness, pair of glasses, and a bike wheel have in common? These were an inspiration for winners of the 8th annual BCIT Student Innovation Challenge! BCIT’s Student Innovation Challenge provides support, encouragement and funding to BCIT students who have “bright ideas”. Since its founding, the Student Innovation Challenge has inspired innovative … Read more

3D Sandals launched with help from BCIT researcher

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Wiivv Wearables, a BC-based company, has just launched a second Kickstarter campaign for a very unique custom-made 3D sandal. The footwear incorporates a design they developed with the help of BCIT researcher Silvia Raschke, BCIT Make+ Project Leader. These aren’t like sandals you’ve seen before. Each sandal is a unique foot orthotic constructed from pictures you take … Read more

Going global with prosthetics innovations

3D printing has the potential to transform industries, create synergies and open up new opportunities. At the MAKE+ facility, we’re looking into how 3D printing can revolutionize prosthetics. Our researchers hope to create novel prosthetic designs that will provide beauty and function to the users. As part of this vision, two BCIT researchers recently went … Read more

BCIT will pay students for their bright ideas

The BCIT Student Innovation Challenge just launched for 2017.  It’s an annual contest aimed at providing funding, support, and encouragement to BCIT students who have bright ideas. Students can win cash and prizes to help launch their ideas into a business or prototype. Since its founding, the Student Innovation Challenge has inspired innovative and high-impact student … Read more