Monday, October 7, 2019

CBB members Jennifer Boger and Mathieu Doucet design new framework that aims to avoid unintentional consequences of technology

We have an intimate relationship with technology. It is infused in our daily life, from our home and car to our finances and health care. As we welcome new technologies into our most personal spaces, there is a growing recognition that design-based thinking needs to consider ethics and the users it serves.

Monday, July 15, 2019

HOWZAT! Grad Students turn their love of cricket into a winning project

NSERC CREATE Student, Aravind Ravi, along with fellow graduate students Harshwin Venugopal and Sruthy Paul, build an AI system to find and save highlights from video foo

Friday, March 22, 2019

Shi Cao talks to 570 News about wearable technology applications and challenges

Shi Cao

Shi Cao, Assistant Professor from Systems Design Engineering was featured on 570 news Kitchener Today with Brian Bourke to talk about wearable technology, its applications and challenges.  Listen online at the 24:00 minute mark.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

John McPhee and researchers develop 3D-printed device for wheelchair curlers for better shot control

John McPhee thought it would be easy to design a device to give Canada’s competitive wheelchair curlers better control of their shots.

Eighteen months and seven prototypes later, he doesn’t mind admitting it hasn’t been easy at all.

The surprisingly complex problem has so far required hundreds of hours of work by McPhee, a systems design engineering professor at the University of Waterloo, and four of his students.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Clark Dickerson talks about how to make the push-up work for you

If you want to improve your golf swing, softball pitch, or tennis serve, the push-up is for you.

The push-up is a highly adaptable exercise that can be tailored to help individuals with specific needs, say a team of UWaterloo researchers who studied a modified push-up, called a ‘push-up plus.’

Friday, February 15, 2019

Seed Fund R2 Recipients


The Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology is pleased to announce the award winners of the Seed Fund Round 2. 

The mission of the seed fund is to help drive scientific innovation, growth, and opportunity through the support of collaborative research across UW faculties.  

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Emmanual Ho and researchers find new treatment for Chlamydia

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a new way to prevent and treat Chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection in the world. 

The new treatment differs from the traditional anti-biotic treatment as it is a type of gene therapy that is delivered via nanotechnology and is showing a 65 per cent success rate in preventing chlamydia infection on a single dose.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Alexander Wong Interviewed in The O’Reilly Data Show

CBB member, Dr. Alexander Wong from Systems Design Engineering was interviewed in The O’Reilly Data Show on his research about designing a human-in-the-loop platform for building deep neural networks with efficient network architectures [Systems Design Engineering News]

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Dr. Kelly Grindrod and colleagues identify drug mixtures that can lead to serotonin syndrome

Mixing antidepressants with common drugs found in your medicine cabinet could lead to serotonin syndrome, a condition caused by excessive levels of the chemical in the brain.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Alexander Wong and Duane Cronin named Canada Research Chairs

CBB members, Alexander Wong and Duane Cronin have been named new or renewing Canada Research Chairs (CRC) as part of a national announcement by the Government of Canada today.

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