Engineering, mechatronics researchers receive defense and security funding
Three applied sciences researchers have received funding from the Department of National Defence’s Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program. Engineering science professor Michael Adachi, as well as mechatronics professors Behraad Behreyni and Edward Park, are three of five SFU-led projects to receive funding through the program, out of only ten awards nationally.
Adachi is developing a novel flexible sensor for detecting chemical and biological hazards that can be incorporated into wearable garments used by emergency personnel or the Canadian Armed Forces, among other uses.
Behreyni is developing a low cost, disposable smart patch that can accurately and reliably measure physical activity during training and military missions.
Park is leading a team to develop a head-mounted device that can provide accurate positioning and mapping information without satellite-dependent GPS.