Cannabinoid Formulation for Consumer Beverages

This project, a collaboration between Peak Processing Solutions of Windsor Ontario, and the Trant Team at the University of Windsor seeks to design new ways to incorporate cannabinoids, the active components of cannabis, into consumer products. Cannabinoids are not dissolvable in water, and so you need to mix them with little fat bubbles, rather like milk, to make sure they are evenly distributed.

Designing and Prototyping an Isolated Three-Stage GaN-Based Bidirectional 6.6 kW On-Board Charger (OBC)

Galium Nitride (GaN) technology compared to the conventional silicon and silicon carbide technologies gives better switching performance in terms of switching losses and switching speed. Also, since GaN Fets do not have intrinsic body diode as in Si and SiC based switching MOSFETS, they can work at much higher frequencies in room temperature, leading to using more compact passive components for power electronics devices. Production of bidirectional onboard chargers (OBC) are boosted due to the increasing demand for electric vehicles. GaN Systems Inc.

Laser welding process development and optimization for thin Al and stainless-steel foils

In the fabrication of a battery-free water leak detector, packaging process requires to expose the sensor to water in a specific way, while protecting some electronics components on the inside from water. This research is to develop a high-speed and high precision laser microwelding process to fabricate an aluminum or stainless steel foil water-proof housing for the electronics of AquaSensing’s battery-free water leak detector.

Additive-free fabrication of polymeric composites with delayed and reduced dripping

Fire safety in polymers is critically important with products used in construction, aerospace, transportation, and furniture. Additives used as anti-dripping and flame-retardant agents impose acute human health issues and have negative environmental impacts. In our previous study, we developed an additive-free solution through the coextrusion of polymeric films, and we found that the multilayer configuration provides two significant advantages in the time to the first drip and reduction in the number of drips compared to the value for the melt blended samples with no additives.

Innovation, Design, and Development of a Novel Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Prevention Device

Sleep-related breathing disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea, can be life threatening. Although solutions
exist to treat these disorders, like Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and oral appliances including
Mandibular Advancement Devices (MADs), there are several issues relating to cost, comfort, and convenience
with the products that are on the market today.

Thermal comfort, athletic apparel, and high solar protection

Thermal comfort is critical to exercise performance and a wearer’s experience of clothing. However, the current means of measuring thermal comfort, through self-reported psychophysical scales, is subject to many biases, complicating its interpretation and its usefulness. Solar radiation, meanwhile, is recognised as important to both our thermal comfort in outdoor environments and exercise performance, however our understanding of how clothing and textiles can interact with solar radiation is very limited.

The investigation, modeling, and improvement of the thermal response of CMOS-compatible modulators based on micro-ring resonators

A ring resonator is a waveguide that circles around to make a closed usually circle-shaped loop. The electromagnetic wave may travel within this loop and instructively interfere with itself if the travel length is a multiplicative of the wavelength of the wave. In such a situation, energy builds up in the ring and very strong resonances are achievable. There is usually one or two bus waveguides that let the light couple into and out of the ring resonator. The resonance of the ring demonstrate themselves as sharp dips in the spectrum of the bus waveguide(s) output.

Automatically adjusting prosthetic socket for individuals with below-knee amputations

Over half of all below-knee amputees deal with sores due to an ill-fitting prosthetic socket, the deep cup that holds the limb and connects it to the rest of the prosthesis. Current sockets are bulky, complicated and rely on frequent manual adjustments based on feel. These factors lead to socket over-tightening, pain, and wound formation. Vessl aims to design an automatically adjusting prosthetic socket to free amputees from socket adjustments.

Feasibility of markerless motion capture for yoga

Motion capture technology that uses markers attached to the body and specialized cameras has been used for research on human motion, but has been limited to laboratories with expert users. New markerless motion capture technology removes these limitations by using standard video cameras and advanced artificial intelligence algorithms, allowing us to measure motion in real-life environments and of multiple people simultaneously.

Multiprong targeting with a combination of water-soluble CoQ10 and Ashwagandha extract to halt progression of Alzheimer-type neurodegeneration

The aim of the project is to develop a safe and nutraceutical-like formulation of UbisolQ10 (UQ), a unique water-soluble formula in combination with water-soluble Ashwagandha extract (AE), that can arrest the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). This novel formulation significantly increases bioavailability of CoQ10 and other compounds in the brain. This combinatorial treatment can target multiple mechanisms implicated in AD development including mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress, inflammation and dysregulation of autophagy.