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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.”


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

Philip G. Ander­son
Senior Lec­tur­er, Elec­tri­cal & Com­put­er Engi­neer­ing