Google provides $100K for wireless biosensor work

Thursday, November 18, 2021

A $100,000 grant from Google will support development of a new class of wireless biosensors by researchers at Waterloo’s Wireless Sensors and Devices Lab.

Lab director George Shaker says for the last couple of years his team has been working on electromagnetic-enabled AI-powered systems to be able to diagnose and monitor several diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular abnormalities, neurodegenerative and many others.

“This gift will help us continue developing the next generation of these sensors,” says Shaker, a professor cross-appointed to mechanical and mechatronics engineering, and electrical and computer engineering.

The Google grant is intended by the company “to support excellent research in academia.”