Strengths of the Team
The students enjoyed collaborating to assemble the different aspects of the project. They are an interdisciplinary team, with backgrounds in materials science, hardware development and wet chemistry. The team was successfully able to amalgamate the nanomaterial wet chemistry manufacturing process, enhance the electronic and material properties of the sensor and develop the hardware and software programs which accompanies the Virtual Reality Glove.
The team set out to design a glove with a built-in sensor to detect finger movement. Creating optimal lab procedures to create the sensor was the biggest hurdle of the project, it involved months of iterations which were further complicated by restrictions due to the pandemic. However, the team persevered through their challenges and were able to successfully complete their project. It is a useful and valuable project as joint movement modelling has applications in physiotherapy and training simulations, as well as gaming.
Brendan has accepted a position in construction QC relating to soil sampling. The other members of the team are pursuing careers in camera systems design and drug delivery of genetic medicine.
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