Running CNC machines optimally is a challenging task. We hope to ease the process with a tool that uses empirical data to give good cutting parameters. For this we have developed a board that sits on the machine to capture vibration data. Our low cost sensors and software solution will make this tool accessible to machine shops of all scales.
Group members: Wesley McCloy, Sultan Qasim Khan, Larry Kvit, Jonathan Barber
Recent growth in the VR/AR market has focused on the technology surrounding the optical display. Meanwhile, most human-computer interaction solutions for VR remain constrained to traditional controllers, motion capture, and wearable haptics. ApexHaptics’ project addresses the need for a large-scale force feedback solution with a grounded reference frame for simulating static and dynamic forces when interacting with virtual objects in a room-scale VR or AR environment.
Group members: Chris Virtue, Dan Venis, Andrew Yang, Jaden Tom
Vehicle handling is limited by the forces that the tires can deliver to the ground. Our device will use aerodynamics to improve upon this. Our device counteracts the natural body roll movements of the vehicle and reduces the forces that the tires have to absorb. We aim to make our device universally mountable to any vehicle and to cater to both the average driver who wants to improve vehicle safety, and the enthusiast who wants to improve vehicle handling and response for performance purposes.
Group members: Mark Yaccoub, Youssef Abdelmalek, Nicholas Lee
Five Tau aims to provide connectivity for residential and industrial water purification systems. We believe that this connectivity can greatly improve the quality of our drinking water. To this end, we're designing an intelligent supervisory controller for use with UV Pure water purification systems. This controller can connect parallel purifiers on site, provide easy to use visual information, and push information seamlessly to the cloud. By taking advantage of recent developments in IoT technology, this controller provides a cutting edge integrated solution.
Group members: Brian Dohler, Francesco Macchione, Olivier Asselin, Craig D’Souza
Golf is a relaxing game that quickly becomes frustrating when you cannot find your ball. Introducing Pin, the golf ball that you will never lose. With Pin’s built in GPS and wireless technology you can spend less time searching through the rough, and more time playing the game you love. We are excited to discuss the details of our project. You can also visit our website at http://www.pingolfball.com for more information.
Group members: Colin Hilliard, Matthew Coppola, Matthew Frazer, Steven McWhinney
In situations where current technologies cannot track and localize, Flare is a device that can be used for indoor tracking and rescue operations.
Group members: Kenan Habib, Farhan Hossain, Zeina Makki, Shafkat Haque, Mohammed Al-Arnawoot
The "Meet Matt" project aims to build a non-invasive weight measurement device, shaped like a bath mat, designed to track and record a user’s weight over time, while seamlessly integrating into their everyday lives. It achieves this by embedding the functionality of a smart scale into a bath mat as this is something that gets stepped on daily. The weight measurement mat also doubles as an Internet of Things (IOT) trigger that can be used to interact with other IOT devices.
Group members: Anthony Tenggoro, Marc-Andre Bouchard, Tian Zeng, Lucas Wilkinson
With the increasing amount of noise present in today’s modern cities as well the health concerns associated with sleeping in environments with noise in excess of 55dB, the need for noise control in the home is rising. Targeting windows as the main noise ingress point, Sotto Sound has designed an elegant window mounted device that is capable of reducing the amount of noise entering the home.
Group members: Chris Dunn, Nancy Pham, Chris Walton, James Holmes
Centaur is a mobile robot capable of mapping and performing non-destructive inspection of pipes in nuclear power plant boiler rooms. The ultimate aim of the project is to reduce the exposure of workers to the radioactive conditions present in a nuclear boiler room. The robot will be tele-operated by workers, with automated testing routines. The work being done on this project involves an electrical system redesign, machine vision, and automated robotic arm control.
Group members: Adam Heins, Rahul Rawat, Eric Shi, Wesley Fisher, Jesse Lopes
AuLA is an efficient carry-on luggage management system that is directly accessible and secured at times. This autonomous and compact device increases customer choice and convenience at the airport. AuLA is luggage assistant that follows users based on image processing algorithms. That is, once this luggage assistant pairs with the user, it will recognize and follow the user around the airport all while securely holding their luggage. This way, users can shop and dine without worrying about the security and handling of their belongings!
Group members: Hamrit Sidhu, Beomyoung Lee, Ze Yu Zhao, Crislita Harsono
In the wake of rapid urbanization, a growing focus by municipalities is on addressing urban air quality, a huge factor in civilian health and quality of life. Unfortunately, researchers currently rely on a handful of permanent monitoring stations, coupled with developing complex models, in order to understand air quality variability in a city. The DENSE team aims to develop a scalable, self-sustaining, low cost device for monitoring of gas and dust based pollutants, which can be quickly deployed in large urban environments.
Group members: Evgeny Gorchakov, Adam Rakoff, Anthony Pasquariello, Antony Zhou
Soleful is the first completely non-invasive smart foot insole that can track your walking pattern and determine your risk for fall. As the way you walk changes, due to aging or injury, Soleful gradually detects this change and lets you know whether you need to see a healthcare professional. Seniors can use Soleful to tell them exactly when they need an assistive device, such as a walker or a cane, and begin using it to continue their healthy, active lifestyle without worrying about accidents from falling.
Group members: Dhruv Guliani, Jeet Mehta, Sherry Cao, Shahid Mawji, Arbaaz Shah
Currently, the World Health Organization estimates the number of visually impaired people in the world to be 285 million, 39 million of which are fully blind. This population of the world does not have easy access to new technologies that assist with navigation. We are designing a “smart” belt specifically catered to assisting the visually impaired with navigation. An Android app takes directional information using voice commands and conveys the required direction via Bluetooth to four vibration motors placed at cardinal directions on the belt.
Group members: Tiffany Cheung, Hans Maryil, Robert Sosiak, Aditya Junnarkar
The AutoFuel project explores the option of improving the automotive experience for consumers by automating the refueling process. This technology already exists in the mining and aerospace industries, but is quite expensive, and has not been adapted for the wider commercial market. The AutoFuel system aims to allow users to refuel their vehicle without exiting it. This is done by addressing four main tasks in the refueling process: detecting the fuel door, opening/closing the fuel door, removing/replacing the fuel cap, and inserting/removing the fuel nozzle.
Group members: Ahmed Syed, Jasdeep Dhillon, Ben Mendis, Atakan Kanman
In Canada, there were over 70,000 reported and substantiated cases of impaired driving between 2006 and 2014. Thirty four percent of fatal accidents are caused by impaired drivers, in Canada, the most of any developed nation. While many have rallied to mitigate this, it is still a significant issue. For these reasons, a “preliminary detection tool” that can be used by both the public and police force for detecting impaired drivers was deemed necessary. Based on our research, a hand held breathalyzer with accompanying mobile application was the best for solving the problem statement while also adhering to all constraints as well as reducing the market price of this product.
Group members: Kumuditha Udugama, Hongseok Henry No, Seungwon Tom Sin, Dejan Veselinovic
At 4Sight Labs, we develop off-the-shelf and versatile stereo cameras to provide vehicle depth sensing for use in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving. Our system uses multiple cameras placed at different distances apart to allow accurate depth sensing over a wide range of distances. Semi-global matching is used to perform stereo matching between the images and the algorithm is implemented in an embedded Graphic Processing Unit (GPU).
Group members: Amrit Dhoot, Yu Kang (Jeffery) Chen, Hamid Tahir, Chunshang (Jack) Li, Mitchell Roy
HappenVR aims to be the world's most advanced virtual reality gloves for stroke therapy. By integrating cutting-edge tactile and force feedback technologies with immersive virtual reality, HappenVR helps stroke patients to quickly recover their upper-limb functions. The device is designed to be compatible with Oculus VR headset and Leap Motion hand motion sensor. The software uses therapy focused games to engage the patient while tracking improvement metrics behind the scenes using onboard sensors.
Group members: Sunaal Mathew, Hernan Gomez, Si Te Feng, Benjamin Lambert, Jacob Shin
We are autocompleat, dedicated to creating a solution for automated clothes folding - the only part of the laundry process that remains unautomated. Given that the average household spends 30 to 50 minutes per week folding laundry, which in itself is a highly repetitive task, we see enormous potential in the automation of this process. As such, our goal is to design a product that can automatically fold a t-shirt with minimal human interaction, and thereby lighten the load of having to do laundry.
Group members: Samantha Wong, Ryan Chung, Jeremiah Soedirgo, Blair Chau
With a recent rise in machine intelligence and robotics, tracking humans through "traditional" vision based systems is often computationally intensive, requires complex algorithms, are expensive and can be unreliable over long distances. Using the natural voice as a means of tracking position, Sonotrak is developing a new, low-cost, power-efficient, easy to use sensor module that enables autonomous robots to acquire human positional information using audio only, through the use of a series of circular microphone arrays.
Group members: Max Zheng, Bill Lin, Joshua Bell, Samarth Kochhar
Computer Aided Design (CAD) software has made significant progress in replacing manual drafting with automation, but it has a number of functional limitations including issues with depth perception, object rotation, and visualization. Our goal is to create a system to replace the current design process for more intuitive visualization and engagement with 3D CAD models. Virtual Reality (VR) has been integrated into various fields such as video games, and we would like to bring VR into computer aided design!
Group members: Dennis Do, Andrei Lee, Samuel Yuen, Aditya Raghavan, Andy Au
Formlabs reduced the printer and material cost for SLA printing with their Form 2 3D printer. A logical next step is to reduce the total cost of printing by reducing the labour required to 3D print. The Automator removes the need for a trained technician to print, wash, and cure 3D printed parts. This expandable, modular design incorporates up to four Form 2 printers and part wash, removal and curing stages. Capable of running for 72+ hours continuously without maintenance, the Automator makes mass production of high quality SLA printed parts a cost-effective reality.
Group members: Colin Wang, Calvin Kwok, Cary Sit, Jack Ye, Steven Norwood
The clarity windows team is working to develop a system that will reduce the overall energy consumed in heating and cooling of a building. This system will curtail active HVAC measures and use passive heating and cooling through specialty windows.
Group members: Parker Herrell, Daniel Lizewski, Ken Geertsema, Eric Mech
Walking, driving, or public transit are not always the most effective and efficient ways to cover short commutes. Short commutes are those which are short enough to skip driving or public transit, but long enough to consider alternatives to walking. For example, short drives by car or bus are prone to traffic, and train stations are not always near our destinations. To provide the answer, InMōshn is developing an electric longboard solution that is both portable and cost effective.
Group members: Darshak Patel, Sageevan Maheswaran, Prateek Madhikar
As avid board game players, our team is striving to bring the board game experience into the Internet Age. While online chess has provided a convenient way to play against people from all over the world, it has also required sacrificing the charm and feel of playing on a real chessboard. That's why we built Grandmaster: a smart, connected chessboard that allows users to play chess against online opponents on a physical board. Never settle for a sub-par chess-playing experience again.
Group members: Kathryn Lynch, Eric Lin, Dongjae Lee, Ron Tsang
A Lathe for Underprivileged Young Adults
There is a need for an educational model based on machining operations for underprivileged young adults in developing countries to learn and apply marketable skills to produce and sell wooden objects to earn money. A simple lathe with two translation and one rotational axes movements is designed and built. To achieve maximum safety and ease of control, a simple open loop controller with graphical user interface is created.
Group member: Shirish Patel