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NSERC awards funding to two MIRA researchers

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Published: June 28, 2021 | By Richard Weiss

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded funding to MIRA members Gary Bone and Cheryl Quenneville as well as nine other McMaster Engineering researchers through its Discovery research program.

These grants provide recipients with a stable base of funding and access to research tools and instruments so they can pursue a sustainable program of research, foster research excellence and provide stimulating environments for research training.

Gary Bone – Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Bone is pursuing research into the development of low-cost robots capable of working closely with people – particularly in a homecare setting for seniors and people with disabilities. With demand for home care projected to grow by over 3% per year until 2026, and growth of workers projected at 1% per year, affordable and safe robotics can help fill this gap.

Cheryl Quenneville – Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Quenneville is conducting research that will help develop improved devices and associated fracture limits to evaluate protective equipment for the defense sector. Her research is investigating injury risk from impacts to the upper limb and torso for both males and females, and how to best protect against severe, long-term injury.

This article was first published on Brighter World. Read the original article.

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