EVENT: University of Rochester Students Present Engineering Solutions During Hajim School Design Day
A robot, a new kind of wheelchair, and wireless household controls. Those are just a few of the projects to be featured at the University of Rochester on April 28 during the Hajim School Design Day.
Student teams at the University\'s Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have been partnering with local companies and institutions over the past year to solve real-world engineering problems. This Thursday the students will showcase their results from 1-5 p.m. in the Munnerlyn Atrium of Robert B. Goergen Hall. Their projects include:
a minimally invasive system for monitoring glucose levels in diabetics
a robot that tests the degree of sway in people with balance disorders
a wheelchair that allows the user to go from a seated to a standing position
a system that detects the source of errors in polishing high-quality lenses
a portable bidet for the morbidly obese
a wireless controller for household appliances and functions
a low-cost computer system that allows people with \"locked in\" syndrome to communicate through eye movements
In the past, Design Day was only for students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. This marks the first year the program is open to all students in the Hajim School of Engineering.
About the University of Rochester
The University of Rochester (www.rochester.edu) is one of the nation's leading private universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering is complemented by the Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and the Memorial Art Gallery.