A smart contact lens developed by University of Waterloo students for diabetics to monitor glucose levels is the only Canadian entry to make the shortlist in this year’s international James Dyson Award competition.
Thalmic Labs, a company founded by three Waterloo Engineering graduates, announced a series B raise of US $120 million today.
Leading the future of human-computer interaction with its Myo gesture control armband, the company has plans to further build out its workforce in Kitchener-Waterloo and San Francisco, and accelerate development of new technologies and products.
The investment was led by Intel Capital, the Amazon Alexa Fund and Fidelity Investments Canada.
Extracurricular activities and academics were both important stepping stones for two young women starting Waterloo Engineering programs this fall with $12,000 awards to help them leave gender stereotypes behind.