Thursday, May 18, 2017

Technology aims to improve physiotherapy outcomes using sensors and machine learning

Dana Kulić and researchers at the University of Waterloo have combined motion sensors with software programs so that people recovering from hip and knee replacements could see how well they were doing their rehabilitative exercises.

Initial results show that the immediate visual feedback the new technology provides makes patients perform better during their physiotherapy appointments.

[Waterloo News]

Friday, May 12, 2017

Don Cowan and coleague receive award of merit for volunteer-matching software

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Don Cowan along with colleague and research associate Kyle Young received the Award of Merit from the Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener Waterloo and Area, for developing volunteer-matching software that is used locally, provincially and nationally. 

[Computer Science News]

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Alex Wong featured in Canadian Business story on the evolution of AI

Alex Wong featured in Canadian Business story on the evolution of AI

Voice assistants and AI change the way we interact with technology, but what are the risks? Waterloo Engineering professor Alex Wong was interviewed about the continual evolution of AI and voice recognition…and how UW can play a part.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Alexander Wong featured in Maclean's magazine article about conversational artificial intelligence

Dr. Alexander Wong, a Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering, was one of the scientists interviewed in a Maclean's magazine article about the rise of conversational artificial intelligence.

A re-post of the full Maclean's magazine article can be found on Canadian Business.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Juewen Liu is developing a new test to detect pathogens and contaminants in water

CBB member, Juewen Liu is developing a new test to detect pathogens and contaminants in water. He will receive more than $100,000 over three years from the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change for research initiatives that test pathogens and chemical contaminants in water.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Jesse Hoey awarded funding from Trans-Atlantic Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities

Jesse Hoey and team received a $850,000 grant from the Trans-Atlantic Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities (T-AP) for their research that will explore social and psychological mechanisms of self-organized collaborations, focusing on the open, collaborative software development platform GitHub.

[Computer Science News]

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Professor Karim Karim featured by CMC Microsystems as success story for reinventing X-ray technology

A novel combination of advanced design tools, low cost materials and commonly used manufacturing technologies and processes is helping University of Waterloo engineering professor Karim S. Karim develop better, safer imaging at a lower cost.

His startup company, KA Imaging, is commercializing a highly sensitive X-ray detector that produces a higher quality image with almost 40 percent less radiation, making the technology safer for both patients and the clinicians that operate it.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Pascal Poupart talks hockey, AI, and wearable sensors to detect physical and mental health

Pascal Poupart is leading a team that is developing interactive artificial intelligence that improves hockey and physical and mental health. In collaboration with HockeyTech, a local company that analyzes data from hockey games, the AI system can help talent scouts determine which players to recruit and help coaches to better understand what makes one player superior to another.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

CBB members awarded $1.4 million for infrastructure

Waterloo professors were awarded $1.4 million for infrastructure through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). This will provide researchers with the foundational research infrastructure necessary to lead in their field.

Congratulations to the CBB members who received awards!
[Waterloo News]

Friday, February 3, 2017

CBB members Bill McIlroy and Don Cowan win Spark award program to improve quality of life for older adults

Collaborative Waterloo-Grand River Hospital project awarded funds to improve quality of life for older adults

An innovative and inexpensive tool kit to better assess balance and improve quality of life for older adults, as well as people who have suffered strokes, injuries, and other disorders has been awarded $50,000 to further testing and improvement.

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