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APSC Prof Named Fellow of Royal Society of Canada

APSC Prof Named Fellow of Royal Society of Canada

Thomas Oxland, PEng, a professor in UBC’s Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Orthopaedics and co-director of the UBC Orthopaedic and Injury Biomechanics Group, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), Canada’s highest honour for artists, scholars and scientists. Recognized by the RSC for his “seminal research work” in the field of musculoskeletal diseases and injuries, […]

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Could a DIY ultrasound be in your future? UBC breakthrough opens door to $100 ultrasound machine

Photo Credit: Clare Kiernan Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Their patent-pending innovation—no bigger than a Band-Aid—is portable, wearable and can be powered by a smartphone. Conventional ultrasound scanners use piezoelectric crystals to […]