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Apps and real-time simulation among projects on display in engineering showcase

March 31, 2011

TORONTO, ON – A jitterless laser pointer system and ophthalmological self-testing for cataracts using smart phones will be just two of the innovative projects on display at an electrical engineering student showcase on Friday, April 1 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Students from ECE496 – a fourth-year electrical and computer engineering course in which teams of two to four students work on year-long projects under the supervision of a faculty member – are now presenting their projects in a Design Fair. On Friday, the best projects from that fair will be showcased.

Other novel projects on display will include an application that duplicates pictures and movies across iPhones, a multi-channel biopsy coil array for breast MRI imaging, and a real-time simulation of ultrasound fields. Another project, being developed for the CNIB, is a navigation system for the visually impaired. “I’ve seen this, and it’s quite impressive,” said course instructor Philip Anderson, adding that the students “are good at explaining what they do.”

EVENT DETAILS:

WHAT: ECE496 Showcase (featuring the work of students in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering)

WHERE: Atrium, Bahen Centre for Information Technology, 40 St. George Street

WHEN: Friday, April 1, 2011, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

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For more information, please contact:

Elizabeth Raymer
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator
416-946-7257
elizabeth.raymer@utoronto.ca

Philip G. Anderson
Senior Lecturer, Electrical & Computer Engineering
416-978-6341
p.anderson@utoronto.ca