According to Wired magazine, wearable computers are the way of the future, and University of Waterloo alumni are leading the R&D race.
Co-founder of Thalmic Labs, Stephen Lake (BASc, mechatronics), discussed the launch of Myo, the startup’s gesture control armband in a recent article published in Wired, saying the device “will one day control computers, smartphones, gaming consoles, and remote-control devices with simple hand gestures.”
A Waterloo Engineering research project that will lead to lighter and stronger automotive components will receive substantial funding from Automotive Partnership Canada (APC). The project is one of five that will benefit from a total of $21.4 million in APC support that was announced February 22.
A research project that may significantly boost clean biofuel production in Canada is among three Waterloo Engineering initiatives to receive funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.