UNB postdoc combines engineering and computer science to improve quality, performance, and safety in factoriesFredericton-based technology company Eigen Innovations was in need of a researcher to help solve a data challenge to improve their software that uses thermal cameras to capture video and sensor data for industrial manufacturing.
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Video game tech brings auto assembly into the 21st centuryAt the start of their collaboration, Professor Cort’s team set out to use game-like software to create simulations that mimic a worker’s motions during the installation of parts on the assembly line. The Ford ergonomics team could then use these simulations to evaluate which motions may pose increased risk to cause injuries.
Giving Canadian companies a real-world advantageHan Chen, a Mechanical Engineering Masters student at McGill University, has created what amounts to a virtual factory, where new tools and equipment can be designed and tested, significantly reducing their real-world production time and creating a lot of opportunities.
Refining innovative technologiesOdotech, a Quebec based company, manufactures and commercializes patented electronic noses (e-noses) to measure and monitor odours at waste management plants, composting sites and industrial odor-producing plants. The company faced the challenge of lacking the necessary expertise to efficiently upgrade its product’s performance for different odour sources in various environments.