Automatic analysis of sport videos is an attractive research area in computer vision that is driving the sport analytics towards a more technological edge. By automatically analyzing sport videos, lots of information could be drawn that benefits the teams, coaches, referees, players and even the fans, such as: extracting strategy of the game, technique and performance of each individual player, performance of the referee in a competition, and etc. This area of research, although attracted many researchers in the computer vision community, is still in its infancy.
Myoelectric controlled interface (MCI) has been extensively investigated as an effective tool for the control of advanced prosthetics, exoskeleton, entertainment gadgets, etc. In these human-in-the-loop applications, the time delay through the loop: from the generation of human intentions, to action of the machines in response to human intention, to the feedback the machines provide to the human operator, is important and some times critical for a successful human-machine interaction.
Most rubber products require curing that involves either sulfur or peroxide curing and other ingredients such as accelerators, antioxidants, antiozonants, and heavy metal oxides. Some of these ingredients, either individually or in combination, generate environmental pollutant and hazardous gases and fumes during rubber processing or storage. Thus, there is a continuous need by the rubber industry to develop benign curing processes involving environmental-friendly process and less hazardous ingredients.
This research project is part of a broader initiative to establish an “Innovation Nexus on Social Inclusion”, a center for collaborative action-oriented learning to initiate and evaluate innovative strategies for social inclusion. It is being hosted by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Ontario in partnership with the Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) and Conrad Grebel University College.
Union: Sustainable Development Co-operative (Union Co-operative) seeks to democratize city-building by empowering its members to collectively buy, upgrade, and manage commercial and residential properties to improve the environmental, social, and economic health of Waterloo Region. This project will support the evolution of the Co-operative’s model, the development of affordable housing for refugees, and create templates that can be implemented by other communities seeking to establish affordable rents and community control of property.
Material Futures Inc. has developed a bioprocess to manufacture coloured pigments using cells, instead of petroleum. The process is carbon neutral, renewable, and has the potential to eliminate water pollution resulting from current dyeing methods. Working with students at the University of Waterloo, Material Futures Inc. will be scaling their bioprocess while exposing students to the industrial applications of metabolic engineering and bioprocess engineering.
Because of the usefulness of non-destructive testing in the assessment of different types of materials, they have attracted widespread interest in the last years. Non-destructive testing (NDT) is a descriptive term used for the examination of materials and components in such a way that allows materials to be examined without changing or destroying their function. NDT plays a crucial role in everyday life and is necessary to assure safety and reliability. For instance, they are widely used in detecting defects in steel rebar in reinforced concrete.
Sterasure Inc. in its current mission to provide biomedical tools to reinvent the clinical decision support, partners with the University of Waterloo to work towards the development of cutting-edge contactless vital sign monitoring systems. The technology studied in this research will allow the advance in the detection of oxygen saturation levels through cost-efficient systems. Although existing non-contact low-cost vital sign detection sensors offer great advantages for clinical environments, there is lack of studies showing medical reliability.
In the first year of the proposed project, we will explore and optimize the application of environmentally friendly solvents for organosilane adhesion promoters that are used in the production of HSS by Canusa-CPS. In the second year, the shelf-life and lifetime of such products will be investigated using accelerated testing procedures. The results of the proposed research project will be beneficial to Canusa-CPS for the development of environmentally friendly adhesion promoters and lay the groundwork for new testing methods that predict the lifetime of HSS products.
The process of setting surgical schedules in a modern hospital operating room suite is complicated. Scheduling surgery involves coordinating two separate but inter-related service distribution channels, namely, elective surgery operations and emergency surgery operations. Elective surgical cases are selected from a broad range of diagnostic categories and are scheduled in advance into surgical time that usually runs during regular business hours.