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Refresh wellness app

Refresh wellness app

Communications 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.

tags: News, Applied Research


Building the Ultra-Efficient Drive

Building the Ultra-Efficient Drive

Communications 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.

tags: News, Applied Research, School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing


Saskatchewan Polytechnic is open for business

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is open for business

Communications 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.

tags: News, Applied Research, School of Construction


Biktrix

Biktrix

Communications and Marketing - September 27, 2018

You might call it The Hulk project: create an electric bike that’s a mild-mannered commuter that transforms into an off-road beast when things get gnarly.

tags: News, Applied Research


Ora by Kasiel Solutions

Ora by Kasiel Solutions

Communications 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.

tags: News, Applied Research


The virtual coach

The virtual coach

Communications 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


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