Built upon our successful pilot projects, the goal of this project is to investigate the effect of transcranial alternative current stimulation (tACS) paired with cognitive exercises in a placebo-controlled study on individuals with dementia, and develop novel technologies to monitor its effects and also predict a patient’s response to a treatment at baseline. This project can lead to an efficient optimized personalized treatment strategy for dementia.
This research project aims at developing an integrated navigation system that combines many technologies to enhance the positioning and tracking capabilities of the system. The navigation system to be developed is for use with UAV systems that require high precision and reliable navigation systems to provide continuous location information to the operator when the UAV is operated remotely or autonomous.
Test and expand the capabilities of the Zetane software for application in complex artificial intelligence industrial (AI) projects with the objective of augmenting the users’ ability to gain new insights in model performance and gain more trust on how the data influences the AI models to arrive at the AI’s recommendations.
The objective of the project is to automate the detection of pavement defects. Defects can be of different types: cracks, deformations, potholes and others. These defects are cataloged and detailed in standards established by the Quebec Ministry of Transport in Quebec and various authorities in other regions of the world. At present, the inspection of pavement defects (e.g. potholes, cracks, ruts) is mainly done manually. Inspectors crisscross the roads or scrutinize images taken from inspection vehicles.
Automotive keyless entry systems use wireless communication to communicate information between the key and the car using Bluetooth technology. Such communication is susceptible to security risks including intrusion, where a malicious user injects signals into the system to cause a malfunction potentially resulting in unauthorized access. Thus, it is important to investigate methods that can be used to detect such an intrusion, in order to avoid any risks that may arise due to a potential malfunction.
The proposed research aims to investigate methods that can be used for intrusion detection.
The goal in medicine is prolong life and prevent disease before it spreads and becomes irreversible. There must be a way to easily self-monitor or to allow medical professionals to continuously remotely monitor high risk patients. The main vital signs that ideally should be constantly evaluated are pulse rate, respiration rate, body temperature, oxygen saturation levels and blood pressure. Other secondary figures that should be watched over are glucose levels, cholesterol levels among others.
Comminution, the process of reducing particle size so that valuable minerals can be liberated from the ore, consumes most of the energy used in mining operations. This process consumes an estimated four percent of the world’s electrical power and accounts for 50% of a mine site’s overall power consumption. Although mine-to-mill optimization strategies have been discussed for the past three decades, they have had little overall impact on the industry.
This program will focus on the detailed characterization of the luminescence of a series of next-generation doped phosphors for lighting applications. These narrow-band-emitting, high-efficiency phosphors have demonstrated outstanding potential for use in phosphor-converted light emitting diodes. This technology is poised to replace traditional incandescent lights and it is expected to lead to an outstanding reduction of 15% in global energy consumption in the lighting sector with substantially greater long-term reductions.
Le stockage de l’énergie renouvelable variable et le remplacement du gaz fossile pour le chauffage des procédés industriels sont deux des plus grands défis techniques de la transition énergétique. Un système économique de
stockage de chaleur à haute température pourra répondre simultanément à ces deux besoins. Ce projet vise à reprendre la technologie de stockage aux sels fondus déjà employés dans les immenses centrales solaires à concentration, et de l’adapter aux besoins des usines canadiennes.
Sensor Based Sorting is a relatively new technology for the mining industry. The ability to use sensor to classify particles or bulk materials ahead of expensive downstream grinding and separation has many benefits including reduced energy and water usage, reduced operating costs and improved metal recoveries. Testing to assess sorting for a mineral deposit is normally conducted by the technology companies and there are no standard approaches to conducting such studies. The proposed study builds off of more than 20 years of research
experience to advance sensor based sorting.