Engineering Science - Undergraduate Final Projects

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Smart Mask Box [mask identification system]

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2021-04
Abstract: 

The Smart Box aims to promote the use of masks during a pandemic or flu season by providing easy access to masks in public spaces.  The Smart Mask Box also houses a wide angle camera that facilitates mask detection and facial recognition.  This feature allows the Smart Mask Box to act as a security system for businesses while also provi

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project

Sort-e [automated waste sorting system]

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2021-04
Abstract: 

To support and move towards a sustainable future, BGreen is developing our prototype, the Sort-e, an add-on accessory that may be adjusted to fit current existing waste bins to encourage and promote sustainable practices. This device is intended to beused in schools and public areas where users may require assistance in sorting waste material effectively and efficiently. The Sort-e machine uses artificial intelligence technology to identify and transfer waste material to their designated waste bins.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project

OpenSpot [smart parking system]

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2021-04
Abstract: 

OpenSpot is developing a smart parking systemconsisting ofcomputer vision, light indicators,and a website with real-time spot specific statuses.The system is packaged in a discrete hardware module to be mountedon existing light poles whichensures complete coverage andeasy installation for alow entry to barriersolution. The LED light indicator informs drivers about the current density of parkedcarsaround thelight poles. Thisgivesdrivers an understandingof how easy or difficult it may be to find a vacant spotand guide them to take calculated risksin terms of time spent seeking a parking stall.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project

Guardian Sight [posture monitor]

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2021-04
Abstract: 

Guardian SightTMby Tech-Fit is a product that aimsto improve a user’s form and posture whenperforming at-home workout routines. The purpose ofthis product is to reduce the number ofinjuries from improper form. Tech-Fit’s Guardian SightTMprototype uses a feedback system toalert the user in real-time whenever their postureor form is incorrect. This is achieved using thecombination of computer vision techniques and sensorsto determine the user’s posture andrelated physiological data.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project

Eye-bex [climbing gym activity tracker]

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2021-04
Abstract: 

Designing routes that are accessible and interesting for all body types is the challenge of professional route setters. All gyms aspire to provide accessibility, and beforeour device the only tools were route setter’s individual intuition and experience. Through consultation with local climbing gym owners and route setters, we have devised the idea for Eye-bex. To assist route setters, our company will be developing Eye-bex: a camera-based system that utilizes computer vision to track activity in climbing gyms and provide new metrics for route management. Our feedback will help in mentoring new route setters and improve the current setting team. Table 1 categorizes the data collected and defines the purpose for it.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project

Chesto Alarm [smart alarm clock]

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2021-04
Abstract: 

Somi’s engineers are confident that Chesto Alarm™will be the most effective solution in reducingsleep inertia on the market. Chesto Alarm™ is a smartalarm system designed to wake users up atan optimal time. Since sleep inertia is strongly affectedby the sleep stage upon awakening, Somi has decided the most optimal time would be when users are in a light sleep stage. The ChestoAlarm™ system is intended to be used by people with ever-changing schedules, including pilots,people that travel abroad for business and shift workers,since these people would highly benefitfrom a reduction in sleep inertia.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project

DoorID [automatic door access system]

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2021-04
Abstract: 

The automatic door access system will consist of three main subsystems: image capturing, image processing, and a door opening/closing system. The DoorIDTM will utilize a camera positioned near the front entrance, which will track and identify individuals approaching the door. Once individuals are identified, their image will be used in our facial recognition system to allow access into the house once matched with an approved user in the database. The user will also have access to our application, where images and videos of themselves can be added into the database and cloud services.

We at SCURE Access believe there is a strong need for our product in the market. Not only is there no other product combining both the automation of entering home doors with advanced facial recognition technology, but the focus of aiding those that have physical, developmental, behavioral, or sensory impairments is not often seen in today’s market. Our product doesn’t discriminate on age, race, gender, or tech-ability as it can be easily and successfully used by varying demographics. Beyond our proof-of-concept and engineering prototypes, we have plans to extend the usability of our product to further increase accessibility for potential users. This includes remote access into homes via our secure application and integration into various door types (sliding doors, swinging doors).

Our company is passionate about the DoorIDTM and improving the everyday lives of those living with a disability. Although the simple act of opening a door doesn’t distress us personally, we understand and appreciate the struggles of others and hope to help where possible, if even in the smallest way. Our team of diversely skilled engineering students is motivated in applying our software and hardware experience into this project, to provide a comfortable, efficient and eased method of accessibility into the homes of many.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project

Smart Swim [automated swimming analysis system]

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2021-04
Abstract: 

Our prototype, the Smart Swim System, is an automated system that determines a swimmer’s stroke length and stroke rate. Our system will automate swimming analysis as well as get more accurate measurements of swimmers. Thus, it saves time and re- duces cost. Additionally, swimmers can benefit from getting real-time swimming footage, which is more effective as the race is fresh in their minds at that point. Lastly, an auto- mated system can save coaches’ and analysts’ time from post-race analysis by analyzing videos. They can then adapt future workouts according to such results.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project

Sheet Music Transcriber

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2021-04
Abstract: 

The Sheet Music Transcriber (SMT) is a program thateases the transcription processby automating the transcription process, generatingscores from audio recordings andproviding visualizations for the different stagesof analysis. The Sheet Music Transcriber consists of three components: The algorithmic System,The State Manager and the User Interface.

The algorithmic system identifies notes and musicalproperties such as tempo and time signature.  The state manager governs how data is organized and passed between thealgorithmic system and the user interface, maintains state, and saves project settings and progress to disk. The user interface includesall data input and visualizationmethods in the SMT, including audio spectrogram display,data display, and algorithmparameter input methods.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project

Infant Monitoring System [infant death prevention system]

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1999-04
Abstract: 

It is not uncommon for parents, worried for their infant's health, to stay awake and watch their child sleep or to check on the infant’s breathing several times during the night. Some parents of children with an identifiable risk for dying from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) rightfully opt to purchase or rent expensive, complex, and often highly invasive monitoring equipment in the hopes of preventing a SIDS death. However, due to the high cost and complexity of available systems, this is not an option for all parents.

ZenTech will create the Infant Monitoring System (IMS). The IMS will be a system whose interface to the sleeping child is virtually invisible, requiring no direct contacts to the infant. A user interface will provide the parent of caretaker with information concerning the current status of the infant’s breathing. The IMS will be reliable and inexpensive such that it will be accessible by almost all parents. The IMS will prove to be an invaluable addition to the class of currently available home monitors.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project