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CIC Emerging Technology Initiatives: Wearable Robots (Exoskeletons) – Rainforest Alberta

July 5 @ 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Wondered what the construction industry will look like in 2050? Learn about how the innovation in technology, digitalization and robotics are bringing us closer to the future! The construction innovation centre (CIC) at the University of Alberta is pushing the limits in technology while helping innovation and entrepreneurs reach their full potential and develop groundbreaking technologies. In this session, the CIC presents an emerging technology: wearable robots, also known as exoskeletons. Join us to learn about the CIC’s initiatives, what are exoskeletons, why to adopt them and the research that is taking place for industrial applications.


  • Dr. Yasser Mohamed-Director of the Construction Innovation Centre (CIC), Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta.
  • Dr. Hossein Rouhani-Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Neuromuscular Control & Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Alberta.
  • Sarah Krell– Specialist Occupational Health Nurse with EPCOR.
  • Dr. Ali Golabchi is the Research and Innovation Scientist at the CIC.


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Rainforest Alberta is movement, building community in the tech and innovation ecosystem in the province through opening conversations around culture, leadership, and other focus areas.

We believe Alberta is primed to be a global destination for growing your tech venture right in this province. Come to a meeting to find out why, or for more information, visit www.rainforestab.ca


July 5
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM