Four ME undergraduates worked with senior residents to test an invention for walkers that could help prevent debilitating falls. The team, known as Stride Tech, received the first-place prize of $100,000 at the New Venture Challenge.
Over 140 student teams from six College of Engineering and Applied Science units showcased capstone and graduate projects, hailed by Dean Bobby Braun as “truly innovative.” Judges circled the track, assessing teams on their technical merit and presentations before doors were opened to the general public.
Professor Corey Neu collaborated with researchers at CSU to develop a technology called Deformation Microscopy, capable of non-invasively probing the mechanics of biological systems in high resolution and imaging cells.
A study published this month mapped the parts of the country that have strong connections between traffic-related air pollution and childhood asthma. Professor Shelly Miller said the association was stronger for asthma-like symptoms in homes that were closer to major roadways,
The Daily Camera features a team of capstone mechanical engineering students who won the University of Colorado Boulder’s New Venture Challenge on April 3 with an idea that could improve how people use walkers. The team will present at Expo on April 26.
CU Boulder engineering students are finalizing an infrared imaging system that will allow a user to monitor subsurface features in wind turbine blades, an invention that could make wind turbine repair safer, faster and more cost-efficient.
Mechanical engineering capstone teams working with QL+ had two primary aims: making an impact on a wounded veteran’s life and putting mechanical skills to the test. They designed a luggage carrier device for wheelchair users and a disabled swimmer lift system.
Associate Professor Corey Neu of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at CU Boulder is working with colleagues at CU Anschutz to detect early osteoarthritis, allowing younger patients to seek treatment earlier and possibly ward off the most severe measures including joint replacement.
Assistant Professor Christoph Keplinger’s TEDxMileHigh talk was selected for international coverage on TED.com. He is designing a new generation of soft, agile robots inspired by a masterpiece of evolution: biological muscle.