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IoT Sensor to Improve Learning and Focus in Classrooms

Aug 11, 2022 | Spotlight

Our project  Studies have shown that environmental conditions such as CO2, temperature and humidity exceeding certain thresholds can have a negative impact on the effective learning of students in classrooms. Our project lets the teacher know when…

Polymer-Based Sensor for Cortisol Detection in Sweat

Aug 09, 2022 | Spotlight

Our project  Cortisol is known as the stress hormone as it is elevated during periods of psychological stress. Monitoring and controlling cortisol levels has implications for managing stress-related diseases and has shown to be advantageous for…

Automated GSIS Assay 

Aug 09, 2022 | Spotlight

Our project  We focused on the automation of a highly time-consuming assay procedure for the quality assurance pipeline of 3D printed pancreatic tissue. We aimed to provide a consistent and customizable proof of concept that could be used in a…

Unmanned Water Testing Vehicle

Aug 09, 2022 | Spotlight

Our project  Our delivered product was a prototype that is capable of autonomously navigating to multiple locations on a body of water and taking a variety of water quality readings at different depths. This technology improves safety by removing…

Evaluating Contaminant Management Technologies for Application in Mine Waste Rock

Aug 09, 2022 | Spotlight

Our project  Mining plays a critical role in our daily lives, as minerals and metals serve as the foundation for virtually all human goods. However, there are significant adverse environmental impacts that can arise from mining. In Elk Valley, B.C…

Ballast Adjustment System for ROV Hercules

Aug 09, 2022 | Spotlight

Our project  Remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Hercules, a central part of the OET's Nautilus Exploration Program, currently jettisons steel plates to increase its buoyancy as it collects samples from the sea floor. Although a simple solution,…

Micromanipulator for Mandibular Reconstruction Surgery

Aug 09, 2022 | Spotlight

Our project  Mandibular reconstruction surgery involves removing cancerous portions of the jawbone, which leaves the patient with a gap in their jaw. To allow patients to regain jaw functionality for eating, speaking and aesthetic purposes, the…

PEEKbot: Structures

Aug 09, 2022 | Spotlight

Our project  Over the past eight months, our team has been developing the chassis for a 3D-printed lunar rover for the Canadian Space Agency. The rover's mission is to explore potential lunar sites for further human exploration, as well as…

The Automation of a Thermal Compound Press

Aug 09, 2022 | Spotlight

Our project  As part of an initiative to improve the allocation of labour, Corvus Energy required a subsystem designed to automate the compression of thermal compound on energy cells in producing energy storage systems (ESS).   Initially, the…

Robotic Zippin’ Airhockey

Aug 09, 2022 | Spotlight

Our project  We were tasked by the UBC Engineering Physics Project Lab to develop a platform for a next-generation AI and Automation course. Over the last two years, we designed and built an automated air hockey table that allows students to pit…

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