Friday April 18, 2014


question of the week

Survey results are meant for general information only, and are not based on recognised statistical methods.





SideStix wins again

MISTIC awards
Comments
Photo submitted

Sarah Doherty of SideStix accepts an award for best promising pre-commercial innovation at the 2012 MISTIC awards on Nov. 2.

SideStix has once again come home with hardware from the 2012 MISTIC awards, this time winning the promising pre-commercial innovation category.

“We are delighted by our win at the MISTIC awards. It’s wonderful to receive validation for our work,” said Sarah Doherty of SideStix.

The company wowed the judges with their new sport crutch innovation, the FinGrip, a handgrip that functions much like a diving board, providing ultimate shock absorption to SideStix users.

“We believe that the comfortable, shock absorbing FinGrip will be a vital component for SideStix and also for bicycles, helping to prevent rider fatigue and ulna nerve compression,” Doherty said.

The grip is the latest addition to Doherty and partner Kerith Perreur-Lloyd’s invention, SideStix, which are adaptive, shock absorbing forearm crutches with a multitude of attachments to tackle any terrain.

Last year Doherty and Perreur-Lloyd took home the win in MISTIC’s emerging product design category for their adaptive forearm crutches.

This is the last year the MISTIC awards will run.

MISTIC stands for Mid-Island Science Technology & Innovation Council, and the council announced Nov. 5 they will no longer offer the awards.

“We have had an amazing run with the awards for the last seven years, but its now time to move on to focusing on developing the local talent through different services that will help bring ideas and technology to life,” said Paris Gaudet, executive director for MISTIC.

The next step for SideStix is developing their FinGrip idea to create a marketable product.

“Right now we are working hard designing a manufacturing process that will make the FinGrip affordable to produce,” Doherty noted.

For more about SideStix, see www.sidestix.com.


Comments

Comments


NOTE: To post a comment in the new commenting system you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, OpenID. You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Coast Reporter welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

blog comments powered by Disqus



About Us | Advertising | Contact Us | Sitemap / RSS   Glacier Community Media: www.glaciermedia.ca    © Copyright 2014 Glacier Community Media | User Agreement & Privacy Policy
Business in Vancouver Whistler Question Squamish Chief Powell River Peak Real Estate Weekly My Local Flyers

LOG IN



Lost your password?