Student Names: Stephanie Koehl, James Nguyen, Francesco Rao, Jonah Krochmalnek, and James Garell-Jones.
Profile: Skyvolt is a sustainable aerospace engineering company developing an electric propulsion system to be retrofitted into small aircraft.
Profile: Fusion Vision System [FVS] is an Augmented Reality Smart Visor that could be attached to the firefighter helmet. FVS provides enhanced vision and information sharing abilities that will allow firefighters to see through smoke, locate victims and find fire sources. By using the live video stream and indoor localization provided by FVS, the commanders can make better decisions and help firefighters extract from the compound.
Name of student: Peter Yang
Brief Company Description: Reviewerly is a user-generated content app that helps ecommerce store owners capture reviewers at checkout, set expectations from the get-go, and generate product reviews risk-free.
Ryerson Rams Robotics
Profile: Ryerson Rams Robotics (R3) is a robotics collective out of Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. Our team of over 80 students is composed of students from almost every faculty at the university, including every engineering discipline, science, art, and business. This “open doors” approach allows the team to be diverse in its activities, making the robots only a portion of what the team does. Each year R3 participates in dozens of outreach events, including demonstrations at local sporting events, running workshops to promote youth STEM, and presenting at conferences all over the province. Our outreach helps promote STEM education while also increasing robotics and Martian exploration in the public consciousness.
Team Members: Omar Shariff, Hamza Mahdi, Feroz Balsara, Gabe Casiano, Anas Mahdi, Adam Yang
Advisor: Zohair Khan
AgeRate is developing a novel epigenetic test that can accurately and affordability reveal an individual’s biological age. The test consists of proprietary DNA-methylation analysis and a machine learning algorithm that can reveal the biological age of blood or saliva samples. An individual will send their sample to our lab facility and within 4 weeks they will have access to their test results. The results can be accessed through a secure online platform that will display their biological age, how fast they are ageing (their AgeRate), how their biological age has influenced their risk of disease, why they are ageing faster or slower than average and what actions they can take to potentially slow the ageing process. Research has shown that lifestyle choices and environmental factors have a significant impact on an individual’s biological age. Thus, by adopting a healthy lifestyle an individual can see an improvement in their test results overtime. It is recommended that the test be performed annually so individuals can monitor their risk of disease and gauge the efficacy of their lifestyle changes or health interventions.
Cole Kirschner & Nathan Cawte
Company name: Lexivalley Inc.
Team: Yihao Fang, Jue Li, Wenbo Wang
Lexivalley offers easy to use, experiential learning tools that reduce the barrier to AI education through interactive, fun robotics kits and simplified AI programming tools.
Team Members: Hira Nadeem, Tyvaughn Holness
The McMaster Interdisciplinary Satellite Team is a group of McMaster University students that is currently designing, fabricating, and planning to launch a small satellite (CubeSat) into low earth orbit in order to study the effects of ionizing radiation on the human body. A project of this magnitude offers a brand new learning opportunity as this newly developed project will give students an opportunity to enhance their academic experiences through experiential learning. The students on this team are actively participating in every step of the process, from designing, modelling and launching, and this will truly be an enriching educational experience. As a part of the Canadian CubeSat Project with the Canadian Space Agency, McMaster NEUDOSE is one of 15 teams across Canada with the opportunity to launch their satellite in 2022.
Recent advancements in space technology have resulted in space exploration becoming a rapidly growing field, and the desire for human space exploration is drastically increasing. Previous manned missions include flights to Low Earth Orbit (LEO), such as to the International Space Station (ISS), however upcoming flights are planned to go beyond LEO, such as to asteroids and eventually Mars. A major consideration in such missions is that the space environment is significantly different from that of Earth, especially with respect to the radiation environment. This drastic difference results in concerns regarding radiation dose. The NEUtron DOSimetry & Exploration (NEUDOSE) mission aims to further our understanding of long-term exposure to space radiation by investigating how charged and neutral particles contribute to the human equivalent dose during LEO missions.
ImaginAble Solutions is a biomedical engineering company committed to enhancing the quality of life for individuals living with accessibility issues. The company’s mission is to allow an individual’s imagination to overcome their personal obstacles.
Our first product, Guided Hands is an assistive device designed for people experiencing limited fine motor skills in writing, painting, drawing and using a tablet/computer. Guided Hands guides and supports hand movements, reducing pain and hand fatigue in people living with dystonia, ALS, Huntington’s Disease, arthritis, strokes, spinal cord injuries and many others.
ImaginAble Solutions works with McMaster University Manufacturing Research Institute, Hamilton Health Sciences, Innovation Factory and The Forge to introduce Guided Hands to those that imagine a life of independence and opportunity!
Attendees: Lianna Genovese, Founder and CEO of ImaginAble Solutions
With the 50th anniversary of the moon landing occurring this year there a new eagerness to understand outer space. This telescope allows for a more cost-effective route into astronomy and astrophysics, this is done by allowing the user a first-hand view of many planets, stars and constellations in our galaxy. It also allows for learning about new technologies such as raspberry pi and 3D printing as they become more prevalent in modern science.
Team: Mathew Maradin
Institution: Hillfield Strathallen College
Online Monitoring Systems Based on AI
My project in McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute is to use online monitoring systems based on Artificial Intelligence to monitor and categorize the behavior of the adhesion layer during the machining process and currently, we are using different techniques like surface micro-texturing technology and HPC systems to control its size.
This will help the industry to increase tool life, improve productivity and enhance surface integrity.
Team: Yassim Ahmed
Institution: McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute
Axcessiom Technologies Inc. is a software & electronics manufacturing start-up company with a mission to create technology that improves people’s lives. They strive to build the most intuitive and accessible products possible, while keeping safety, reliability and affordability in mind. They are currently working on designing a facial gesture recognition system that will allow people with disabilities to drive their vehicles safely and effectively.
Shanjay Kailayanathan, CEO of Axcessiom Technologies Inc.
Hanna Haponenko, CTO of Axcessiom Technologies Inc.