NSERC Innovation Showcase features Shield-X at SFU Science Rendezvous
Mechatronic systems engineering professor Farid Golnaraghi’s team developed Shield-X, a micro-engineered membrane that can be applied to a helmet to minimize head injuries and prevent concussions.
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has selected Shield-X to be featured as a part of its NSERC Innovation Showcase series, which celebrates innovative research across Canada.
Come see the Shield-X technology for yourself at the SFU Science Rendezvous event on Saturday, May 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Burnaby campus.
“Attendees will learn about the latest advancements in helmet design and accessories to mitigate the risk of head injury and concussion,” says Daniel Abram, who is a postdoctoral fellow in Golnaraghi’s research lab and the chief technology officer of Shield-X Technology Inc.
Abram will be displaying three versions of their technology:
- BX-E: The world’s first functional decal that diverts impact
- BX-I: The first invisible membrane that is installed inside a helmet and reduces the twisting force applied to the brain during impact
- BX-C: Their first wearable ultra-thin cap that can be worn under any helmet to enhance the performance of it
Read the NSERC Innovation Success Story >>
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