Use of technology in the world of sports is improving at a rapid rate. New types of data, coupled with advanced engineering tools, allow for more in-depth analysis of the human body as it pertains to specific movements and tasks. As a result, motions can be refined and equipment improved to help athletes maximize their abilities and performance. John McPhee, a professor of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo (UW), has overseen several studies on the motor function of Paralympic athletes.
Qidni Labs, founded by Systems Design Engineering PhD graduate Morteza Ahmadi, is building an artificial kidney with the hope of dramatically improving survival rates for patients with kidney failure. Read more at BIOTECH: THE MAKING OF AN ARTIFICIAL KIDNEY