Monday, December 9, 2019

Professor Alfred Yu named Fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)

ECE Professor, Alfred Yu, has been named a Fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). AIUM fellow membership is a way to recognize individuals who have contributed in a most distinguished fashion to the field of ultrasound.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Medical startup NERv wins $500K in global contest

A medical technology startup co-founded by two Waterloo Engineering students topped more than 100,000 applicants to take first place and the $500,000 USD prize in an international competition staged in Saudi Arabia.

NERv Technology, which is based at the Velocity Garage in downtown Kitchener, won the Entrepreneurship World Cup (EWC) following a startup boot camp and several rounds of competition in Riyadh.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Professor Fakhri Karray named IEEE Fellow

ECE Professor, Fakhri Karray, has been named an IEEE Fellow.  He is being recognized for "Contributions to Intelligent Systems."

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Scientists develop sensor to save children, pets left in vehicles

A small, inexpensive sensor could save lives by triggering an alarm when children or pets are left alone in vehicles.

The new device, developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo, combines radar technology with artificial intelligence (AI) to detect unattended children or animals with 100-per-cent accuracy.

Small enough to fit in the palm of a hand at just three centimetres in diameter, the device is designed to be attached to a vehicle’s rear-view mirror or mounted on the ceiling.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

A car that can tell when you’re texting and driving

WATERLOO — The student sits in front of a bank of computer screens that replicate the experience of driving down a busy Waterloo street.

He sits in a bucket-style car seat, with one hand on the steering wheel. When he reaches for his Tim Hortons coffee cup, a robotic voice barks out, "Careful!" and keeps nagging until he puts the cup down.

Read the full article featured in The Record.com.

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