From Head to Hip

Smart, high-impact, intelligent materials are a researcher’s dream. Add the opportunity to collaborate with global academic and industry partners to conduct life-changing research and you’re destined to have impact.

UBC’s partnership with Helios Technologies and Imperial College London (UK) has led to rapidly evolving discoveries with real human outcomes. From protective clothing for elderly people prone to falls to smarter helmets for extreme and contact sports, this collaboration is a shining example of the power of partnership.

UBC’s Survive and Thrive Applied Research (STAR) initiative has been the conduit for this and other exciting research ventures focused on human performance and protection. A hub for innovative research projects that brings together state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, the interdisciplinary expertise of researchers from across multiple university and college campuses and support from government, community and industry stakeholders.