Gadgets are generally defined as small machines that do something useful. It is admittedly an expansive definition and a very accurate one, considering that they include anything from kitchen appliances to our cellphones. However, one thing that gadgets don’t have to be is expensive. Many unique and exciting machines fulfill valuable functions that are light on our wallets and improve our day-to-day lives. Following are some great examples of this.
A new partnership between Simon Fraser University’s Personalized Lightweight Apparel Network (PLANet) and Mitacs, a not-for profit organization dedicated to innovation, will accelerate the development of new Canadian wearables and gear over the next five years.
The agreement provides $5.1 million in funding for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to work with the industry to develop new technologies that will benefit societal health and wellbeing.