As many companies and brands are creating incredible designs and products, so also are some enthusiast students. Engineering students’ perspective or their excitement over theirmechanical engineering projects that has a little more at stake than a grade.
One of the most exciting and potentially profitable professional paths a young person can choose, a highly sought after career is Engineering. But highly demanding in terms of gaining skills and knowledge needed to get a foothold in the industry.
CRB Tech lists a few exciting projects that showcase these students’ creativity and innovation:
(1) Smart Needle (Temple University):
A Safe Surgical Needle it is which can be inserted into body pats where surgeons find hard to drive straight needles. With straight needles. There is more risk and damage to organs and bones and more time is spend on surgery than required.
This smart needle is being made of metal alloy called nitinol , an alloy made up of nickel and titanium, and has shape memory and super-elasticity. Once the needle is inside the body, the superelasticity allows surgeons to maneuver it around obstacles to its intended location and once removed, it get back to its original shape.
(2) Affective Gaming (Cornell University):
Video Games That Read your Mind
This team comprise of Ponnapati Raghava Manvitha Reddy and Deepak Awari and they aredesigning a game using affective computing in the game’s environment. Now affective computing is that can recognize and process emotions. The game could interpret aplayer’s emotions and customize itself to create the best gaming experiences.
The emotions are recognized and interpreted by biological parameters that are detected via a player’s cap. This data is fed into the game design which then adjusts the game’s characteristics.
(3) Audible Hockey Puck (Sheridan College) :
An effort to help Blind Athletes
Ryan Vierira and Kristoffer Pascual of Sheridan College’s won the Best Re-engineered / Collaborative Production Award at the Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D (IAM3D) Challenge. Their project developed an audible hockey puck for visually impaired athletes. The design enabled the puck to emit electric sounds as it slides across the ice. This helps the players to be aware of where it is and how fast it may be moving, which enhances their experience.
(4) Pawsthetic (UMass Lowell) :
Prosthetic Limbs For Disabled Dogs
The 3D designed prosthetic limbs are not readily available for dogs. Their goal with the 3D printing technology is to reduce cost and waste, while reducing the production time for dogs to receive the legs. UMass Lowell mechanical engineering stalwarts Johnathan Lawson, Patrick Semeter, Taylor Breau, Anthony Ferrara and Jonathon Fournier won the top prize in the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Direct Digital Manufacturing Design Competition for their innovation.
(6) Hunch 2015 Zero Gravity Scale (Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School):
It solves problems for the NASA
With this innovation, Thomas Vagnini, a senior at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School, earned first prize in the Stratasys Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge. The aim of his design was for a zero gravity scale that will be used on the International Space Station. The scale has sensors that can calculate the amount of centrifugal force and measure the mass of objects in space.
Currently, the International Space Station can’t measure proportions of chemicals, so per-measured chemicals have to be sent from Earth for any intending experiments. This scale could allow the Station to conduct faster experiments and help create new medicines and analyze samples from space.
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