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  1. Nov. 15, 2020Diabetes work recognized in global Tech Briefs contest

    A doctoral student at Waterloo Engineering took a top-five spot this week in a global competition organized by the world’s largest engineering design magazine.

    Ala Eldin Omer earned an honorable mention in the medical category of the 2020 Create the Future contest staged by Tech Briefs.

  2. Sep. 25, 2020New diabetes device monitors blood using radar and AI, not painful pricks

    About the same size as existing glucometers, the rectangular device works by sending radio waves through the skin and into blood vessels when users place the tip of their finger on a touchpad.

    “Our safe, reusable, pain-free device would eliminate the need for implanted sensors, patches or devices that use chemical reactions or fluid transfer through the skin,” Ala Eldin Omer, an engineering PhD student who led the project said

    Professor Safieddin (Ali) Safavi-Naeini said the science at the heart of the diabetes device potentially has several additional applications.

  3. Aug. 5, 2020Kepler Awarded Contributions for Small Satellite Phased Array Technology Development

    Kepler Communications was awarded two contributions by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to help accelerate developments on electrically steerable antenna technologies for small satellites. This technology will help to improve the data transfer capabilities and economics on Kepler’s growing low-Earth orbit constellation.

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