News archive - June 2021

Monday, June 14, 2021

Touchless technology could enable early detection and treatment of eye diseases that cause blindness

Non-contact laser imaging system designed to detect telltale signs of major blinding diseases

A non-contact laser imaging system could help doctors diagnose and treat eye diseases that cause blindness much earlier than is now possible.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Turning research into commerce

An alumnus of Waterloo Engineering who parlayed his graduate research into a startup company that is out to solve worldwide water problems has been recognized by a national innovation organization.

Jason Deglint, a co-founder of Blue Lion Labs, is one of five winners of a Mitacs Entrepreneur Award for turning research into businesses that impact the lives of Canadians.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Waterloo-developed technology could help doctors manage COVID-19

WATERLOO — Doctors treating COVID-19 patients could be helped by artificial-intelligence (AI) technology developed by University of Waterloo researchers.

“The goal here is can we build AI that can act as collaborator to a clinician,” said Alexander Wong, a systems design engineering professor at the University of Waterloo, and Canada Research Chair in AI and Medical Imaging.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

New tool uses AI tech to assess COVID-19 severity

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology developed by researchers at Waterloo Engineering is capable of assessing the severity of COVID-19 cases with a promising degree of accuracy.

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