News archive - October 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Capstone project wins first prize in international contest

A management engineering Capstone Design project that explored the need for pay-and-display parking machines in Toronto took top prize in an international competition.    

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Researchers invent a better way to coat liquid drops

Technology invented by researchers at Waterloo Engineering could improve the targeted delivery of drugs within the human body.

The researchers developed a faster, cheaper way of coating and protecting liquid drops as they fall through a thin layer of liquid shell, a process that uses gravity and other natural forces.

Monday, October 21, 2019

RidgidWare offers everything from nuts and bolts to tools

When Katie Arnold needed solder for an engineering project she didn’t need to travel far to get it.

The fourth-year mechanical engineering student stopped by RidgidWare, an electronic components and hardware shop conveniently located across from the C&D and beside the Engineering Ideas Clinic in Engineering 7.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

System uses AI to identify collapsed lungs from x-rays

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed technology that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to identify collapsed lungs from chest x-rays with greater accuracy than radiologists.

The system can now identify 75 per cent of cases - compared to less than 50 per cent for medical experts using chest x-rays - and researchers are working to boost that rate to more than 90 per cent.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Alumni medtech startup receives funding boost

An innovative medtech company co-founded by Waterloo Engineering alumni has secured $1 million CAD in pre-seed funding.

NERv Technology Inc. is developing a medical device to detect the leakage of gastrointestinal fluid into the abdominal cavity after a surgical procedure, in real time. 

In partnership with a number of physician angel-investors, a hospital, and Sunhope Capital VC, this recent round of funding will help to cover the costs associated with preclinical studies and further development of NERv’s medical device.

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