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Archive for the ‘News’ Category

• A kangaroo’s tail behaves as a fifth leg while walking.

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Here is a link to the New York Times article describing Shawn’s work on the role of a Kangaroo’s tail in walking.

This is the research paper published in Biology Letters.

• Getting into your exercise groove - NYT explains Cruise Control

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Here is a link to the New York Time’s article describing the iPhone app, Cruise Control.

• Cruise Control is now in the App Store!

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013


The Locomotion Lab’s first app for the iPhone has arrived!

• Shawn explains custom VR-system in Matlab Newsletter

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Shawn explains his custom build experimental setup, including a virtual reality environment and a treadmill that automatically changes speed based on the users walking speed, in the Matlab Newsletter.

• Max @ TEDx

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Max got the super cool opportunity to speak at a TEDx conference in April. He talked about harvesting human energy, gave a demo and even had some help from his dad. Here’s the video:

• Jess scores a Vanier

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

And here is a nice writeup about her work:

• Caroline Soo successfully defends her Masters thesis.

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Congrats Caroline!

• Heather More wins Young Scientist Award

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Heather More wins Young Scientist Award (3rd place) at the Society for Experimental Biology Annual Meeting.

• Energy harvester part of the Year in Ideas - New York Times

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Energy harvester makes the New York Times Magazine - Year in Ideas issue. More information can be found on the In the News page on the left navigation bar.

• Energy harvester makes TIME ‘best invention’ list

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Energy harvester makes TIME ‘best invention’ list. Here is the SFU press release. More information can be found on the In the News page on the left navigation bar.