Saskatchewan Polytechnic News
Refresh wellness appCommunications and Marketing - October 3, 2018
Nick Kochar didn’t set out to make a mental wellness app, but when he spotted an unusual tattoo on the wrist of a good friend and colleague, he got to thinking. “She showed me a tattoo on her wrist; it was a semicolon,” says, Kochar, owner of Saskatoon brand and digital marketing agency Refresh. His friend explained the punctuation mark has been embraced as a symbol of suicide and self-harm prevention.
Building the Ultra-Efficient DriveCommunications and Marketing - October 3, 2018
You’d drive a car made with a lawn chair, a dismantled drill, a 3D printer and some recycled hockey sticks, right? Benjamin Esquirol and his buddies from Saskatchewan Polytechnic sure would ... in fact they did! Welcome to Shell Eco-marathon, where young people from around the world build and drive ultra-energy-efficient vehicles towards a more sustainable future. This Great Big Story was made possible by Shell.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic is open for businessCommunications and Marketing - October 2, 2018
Saskatchewan Polytechnic is ready to help with the “building of the future”. With extensive capacity to partner with the construction industry to conduct applied research involving smart technology and alternative energy sources Sask Polytech can help employers adapt to scientific advancements and changing industry needs.
Ora by Kasiel SolutionsCommunications and Marketing - September 19, 2018
Kasiel Solutions of Saskatoon is working with the Digital Integration Centre of Excellence (DICE) at Sask Polytech to expand the capabilities – and markets – of ORA, their personal safety device. Originally designed for seniors, ORA can be worn as jewelry and programmed to call a customized list of contacts and transmit the senior’s location via their cellphones in the event of an emergency. If their designated contacts don’t respond, the system calls 911.
The virtual coachCommunications and Marketing - September 10, 2018
As a physiotherapist, coach and trainer, Bruce Craven’s prescriptions depend on repetition – performing the right motions, in the right way, at the right speed until they become second nature. “It’s a person doing a skill with purpose, then receiving feedback to tell them whether they are achieving that goal,” says Craven of Craven SPORT Services in Saskatoon. The company serves a wide range of clients, from Olympic athletes to people wanting to enjoy pain-free gardening or be able to play with their kids.
tags: Applied Research