Instrumentation Student Projects


Recent Submissions

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    RFID Smart Cane with Voice Feedback
    (2009-12-14) Nasr, Mustafa; Long, Christina
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    Indoor Smart Cane for the Blind
    (2009-12-01) Keene, Elizabeth; Cho, Daniel Won Ho
    To successfully navigate in an indoor environment, a blind person must be able to detect low and mid-height obstacles, as well as stairs. The most common tool that blind people currently use to navigate is the standard white cane. Therefore, we decided to modify and enhance a walking cane, since blind people already are comfortable with it. The standard white cane is only able to detect objects by touch. The blind user sweeps the cane back and forth in front of them. If the cane runs into an object or falls off of the edge of a stair, the blind person becomes aware of the obstacle – too late. We wanted to provide additional feedback to the blind person to warn them of objects before they run into them. We accomplished this goal by adding infrared and sonar sensors to the cane that provided information about the environment to the blind person through tactile- auditory feedback.
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    Portable Freezer Transport System
    (2009-12-14) Keene, Elizabeth
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    GPS Integrated Smart Cane for the Blind
    (2009-12-14T06:28:48Z) Li, Yuan-Ping; Liu, Albert
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    UltraSound Array
    (2009-12-13) Yuh, Roger; Kurtz, Gregory
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    (2009-12-13T03:26:00Z) Joseph, Heng; Wang, Steve
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    Pressure Signature Biosecurity System
    (2009-11-22) Senarathna, Janaka; Wu, Dan
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    Outdoor Smart Cane with Beacon
    (2009-12-04) Gutbrod, Sarah; Connolly, Allison
    The purpose of our project is to design an electronic device to aid the visually impaired as they travel to a known exterior destination while avoiding moving and stationary obstacles. The device must be an improvement to the traditional cane currently used as an aid and help the user stay centered along a path as they continue towards their destination.
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    Voice Recognition
    (2009-12-11T22:21:05Z) Stark, Alejandro; Trachtenberg, Matthew
    The main goal of our project was to create a device that could recognize one’s voice as a unique biometric signal and compare it against a database to choose the person’s identity or deny an unregistered person while being as standalone as possible.