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March 15, 2016

Glasses-free 3D Technology for iPads

Humber College’s School of Applied Technology has recently completed a research project that involved designing and patenting 3D software for iPads. Humber faculty member Odin Cappello partnered with Ooyavah Inc., a leading Ontario business in stereoscopic technology, to develop a prototype for glasses-free 3D visualization on the Apple iPad. Ooyavah’s innovative technology required that users could easily mount the lens to their iPad with high precision, that iPad aesthetics and functionality were not compromised, and that the lens could be conveniently stored when not in use. To address this design challenge, Cappello led a team of Humber students who worked... Read more
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March 15, 2016

3D Cloud Design for Mining Hydraulics

A leading specialist in industrial drive and control technologies was contracted to manufacture and install a hydraulic system at the Ontario Graphite mine site in remote Kearney, Ontario. But the company, Bosch Rexroth, did not have the means to obtain the precise measurements of existing plant components that were needed to manufacture the new hydraulic system for the mine. Bosch Rexroth asked for assistance from the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre team at Niagara College, which used the Faro Focus 3D laser scanner to scan the plant to capture geometric and physical proportions of the machinery. This innovative program used cloud-capacities... Read more
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March 15, 2016

A Posture Correction Aid for Wheelchair Users

Wheelchair-bound patients in long-term care facilities often have discomfort from slouching and being unable to reposition themselves. And caregivers suffer from strain injuries trying to lift patients into a more upright posture. In response to a request from a Halifax long-term care facility several years ago, Nova Scotia Community College occupational therapy students designed a posture correction aid to assist both patients and caregivers. A Nova Scotia manufacturer is now refining the design with the help of the college’s mechanical engineering technology researchers. MacKenzie Atlantic Tool & Die is a Nova Scotia-based company specializing in manufacturing highly diverse products ranging... Read more
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March 15, 2016

Simulating Olympic Sports

An exciting new sports innovation idea will bring the Olympic experience of bobsled racing and canoe kayaking to B.C families this spring. Camosun College’s applied research centre, Camosun Innovates, is playing an important role in supporting the success of the new Richmond Olympic Experience developed in partnership with VROX Sport Simulation. VROX is the company behind the research and development of new sports simulators. Camosun Innovates and the Camosun Technology Access Centre (CTAC) were hired by VROX to design and fabricate bobsled, sit-ski, and canoe kayak shells to work with motion capture platforms to create state-of-the-art sports simulators. These simulators... Read more
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