From quickly spotting concussions on the field to changing how loved ones communicate across long distances, innovation from Case Western Reserve University students, faculty, staff and alumni was on display last week at CES.
The international trade show in Las Vegas is where more than 170,000 people go to see the latest technology that will be available to consumers in the near future.
Engineering students Andrew Dupuis and Xyla Foxlin want to disrupt traditionally held beliefs on engineering. So they launched a YouTube channel, “Beauty and the Bolt,” to share their own message: Anyone can be an engineer, and there isn’t a certain way an engineer should look, act or dress.
Their channel features tutorials to give an introduction to basic tools—referred to as the “Zero to Hero” series—with matching project videos for viewers to flex their newfound skills. They also offer informative videos about the technology industry and complete high-level “don’t-try-this-at-home” projects to show a full range of what engineering can do.
HoloAnatomy, the mixed-reality app that Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic introduced last spring, has won yet another accolade.
It is one of 50 winners of a 2017 Digital Edge Award, a competition so fierce that the organization managing it actually doubled the number of recipients. Previous recipients include CVS Health, Arizona State University and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Case Western Reserve University will host 10 booths at CES 2017 with student, faculty and alumni founders.
Their new or developing technologies include: a sideline test to keep an athlete with a mild concussion off the field and out of danger from further damage, a maker machine costing less than $200 that prints hardware hacks or frosts a cake, and a pair of stuffed bears that transmit the touch of a faraway loved one. These and more will be displayed at CES in Las Vegas, Jan. 5-8. The trade show, produced by the Consumer Technology Association, draws more than 170,000 visitors from around the world.
Evan Rose, a junior from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, together with three local high school students, has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Ken Souza Memorial Research Competition from the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR).
The award includes a $1,000 research award and a NanoLab flight on Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle to test their project, entitled “Effect of Longitudinal Oscillations on Flame Spread in Microgravity.”