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Monday, September 19, 2016

Thalmic Labs receives a US $120-million boost

Founder of Thalmic Labs testing the Myo gesture control armband

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.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Engineering students showcase Capstone Design Projects

The next big innovation to hit the marketplace could be among the Waterloo student projects on display at the annual Capstone Design symposia beginning March 16. 

Senior-year engineering students at Waterloo will exhibit projects ranging from a technology that reduces agricultural water waste through intelligent irrigation systems to a device that may help people with Parkinson`s disease avoid falls.

Friday, January 8, 2016

New touchless device makes earlier detection of heart problems possible

Engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a revolutionary system for monitoring vital signs that could lead to improved detection and prevention of some cardiovascular issues, as well as greater independence for older adults.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Company born from capstone design gets FDA clearance for next generation surgical smart tool

Intellijoint Surgical Inc., a medical technology company co-founded by Waterloo Engineering graduates, announced today that it has been given US Food and Drug Administration clearance for the next generation of intellijoint HIP™ - the company's flagship product initially developed as a

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