The ability of couples to conceive is highly dependent on hormonal levels. With age, conception becomes more challenging and there is a direct need for women to control their fertility by monitoring their hormone levels, mostly Estradiol. The purpose of this project is to develop an at-home testing kit for estradiol monitoring. By developing a sensor which is hyphenated to a wireless data transmission system, estradiol in saliva can be detected and the measurements made by the sensor can be transmitted through Wi-Fi to an app that can track estradiol levels over periods of time.
Aerial full-motion video, marine systems and space-based earth observation share key characteristics: they involve critical infrastructure, they rely on sensitive information and they require strong data provenance. We have applied cryptographic techniques — derived from both historic security protocols and newer blockchain systems — to create a novel research cryptographic filesystem in a previous Mitacs project, and now we will apply that filesystem to these three problem domains.
This project examines virtual economy design practices within Unity Technologies Canada Company’s software engine/editor. Analysis of game design choices found within proprietary data from the company is used to determine the predominant design practices within the system and identify underlying ideological assumptions that affect the design, creation, and maintenance of virtual economies.
Bio-materials can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, greenhouse gas emissions and facilitate a rapid transition to a bio-basedleconomy. Thus, developing novel and innovative technologies and products related to bio-materials sectors is crucial. This has!resulted in extensive research into the development of biomaterials. Most research efforts have focused on materials selection,\'fabrication, and optimization of bio-materials\' performance through experimentation, trial-and-error, and microstructural analysis.
At Mortgauge, we want to make it easier for Canadians to build wealth as homeowners. Through this project, we will research and develop enhancements to our Payout Evaluator tool in order to further empower our users to act on opportunities to save on mortgage rates or leverage their home equity to build wealth. We will then build out an API framework that enables us to amplify the reach of these insights in collaboration with our referral partners by making our tools easily integratable into their infrastructure.
Deep learning is nowadays one of the most popular areas in computer science which has shown extraordinary performance and enjoyed wide use in a variety of fields. This research project is aiming at exploring the application of deep learning algorithms in two fields: autonomous driving with 5G networks, and facility maintenance with CT scanning. In the first field, a number of driving scenarios will be simulated and evaluated to understand the performance of deep learning-based algorithms, leveraging 5G to take advantage of quick data transfer and calculations.
This project will develop computer modelling methods for geoelectrical data that are collected in geophysical surveys. Such data can be used to infer information about electrical properties in the Earth’s subsurface, and subsequently provide information about mineralization, groundwater pollution pathways, water intrusion through flood barriers, and various other important processes. It is ever more common that large volume geoelectrical datasets are collected.
New evidence about psychedelic remedies has increased the number of patients who potentially can benefit from therapies using these drugs. In clinical trials worldwide, the findings are reported on psychedelic medications for treating illnesses such as addiction, depression, anxiety, and mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If psychedelic drugs are orally administered, the bioavailability can significantly decrease due to the first-pass metabolism of the liver.
The risk of an oil spill in the marine environment always exists during offshore oil production and transportation. The oil spill can affect the marine ecosystem, including seabirds, aquatic organisms and even humans health, both directly and indirectly. The best solution to the oil spill incident is collecting the spilled oil, extracting that from the marine environment and potentially taking it back to the energy cycle. However, depending on the situation and severity of the oil spill incident, it can be partially possible or even impossible.
Portable electronic applications are typically powered by batteries, which have limited lifespan and size constraints. Energy harvesting from the spatial environment is a promising solution to sustainable power supplies for low-power portable devices and sensor networks. Vibration-based energy harvesting has received much attention due to the recent advances in microfabrication of piezoceramic materials. These smart materials can convert mechanical parasitic vibrations to electric charge through the direct piezoelectric effect.