Healthy aging at stake for new SFU tech research institute

February 1, 2017

Simon Fraser University has announced the creation of a new research institute that will bolster British Columbia’s healthy aging tech industry. The centre will support research in areas such as mobile technologies, smart environments, big data, visualization and simulation, and wearable devices. SFU says that the Science and Technology for Aging Research Institute “builds on a significant ‘critical mass’ of research programs that already exist at SFU and will provide a platform for future proposals.” It will also act as a conduit for collaborations with community partners, service providers, and government. “The STAR Institute is a prime example of what we can accomplish through collaboration and the mobilization of ideas for positive social and economic impact,” says SFU’s Vice-President, Research and International Joy Johnson. SFU