News archive - September 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sensory Robotics blurs lines with human capability

Assorted hands and arms are starting to overtake Soo Jeon’s office – but he doesn’t mind in the least.

A professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering at the University of Waterloo and RoboHub research affiliate, he is focused on finding a solution to a key issue in the burgeoning field of robotics.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Building a better Rehab Robot for stroke victims

The first few weeks after a stroke – when the brain is best able to rewire and reorganize itself to give victims a chance at recovery – are vital.

Unfortunately, while about 62,000 Canadians suffer strokes each year, of survivors with moderate to severe impairment, only 37 per cent receive rehabilitation in the weeks immediately afterwards.