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Painful injections may become a thing of the past. A team of researchers at Dr. Stoeber’s lab is looking towards a future where microneedles will completely replace hypodermic needles. A microneedle patch delivers medicine just below the skin surface removing the fear and discomfort of injections. In the video, PhD student Iman Mansoor explains just how painless microneedles are, and the process behind its cost effective fabrication.
When art and technology intersect, new ideas are brought to old practices. By integrating music and biomedical technologies, people will change how they are playing and enjoying music. Christina Couch, of Get in Media, spoke to a number of researchers working with flexible sensors and other technologies to develop new ways of making music. Sensors attached to musicians’ bodies produce sounds according to the player’s body gestures making the sounds produced by each person different.
Image by Sarah Mae Worden, courtesy of Inner Intelligence Project The answer has ranged from spirits to pranksters. For over 100 years scientists have attributed this movement to the ideometer effect, referring to unintentional small muscle movements occurring outside of conscious control. At the UBC Visual Cognition Lab, engineering, computer science and psychology have joined forces to see if the movements of a Ouija Board can tell us something about our non-conscious mind.
Congratulations to Prof. Vikram Krishnamurthy for receiving an Honorary Doctorate at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. Vikram Krishnamurthy is the Senior Canada Research Chair in Signal Processing and world-leading researcher in the area of signal processing. Prof. Krishnamurthy is a frequent guest researcher at KTH. He has given courses and supervised doctoral students from several of KTH’s schools and contributes strongly to the research exchange between KTH and UBC.
Prof. Tim Salcudean was elected as a Fellow of The Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Society (MICCAI Society) for his outstanding contribution in the field of biomedical engineering.
Prof. Leung is one of the 84 new Fellows from across Canada to be inducted into the Society in 2013, in recognition of his world leadership in wireless communication networks. There are now a total of 11 Fellows from UBC in the engineering and applied science disciplines. Four of them are in our department including Vijay Bhargava, Ian Blake and Rabab Ward. Read More: Find out more about Victor Leung's work with the Data Communications research group.
Subject: smart grid UBC, Alpha Technologies, Corvus Energy and Natural Resources Canada have started a joint research energy project. This project is part of UBC’s Living Lab enterprise which Dr Martin Ordonez plays a role. Martin talks about the project saying "This has huge research potential. We can get a level of functionality that used to be unthinkable. The integration of these systems hasn't been done before." The Alpha power converters and Corvus rechargeable lithium-ion batteries make up the back-up energy system.
Congratulations to Dr. Ali Mesbah and Zahra Behfarshad for winning the Best Paper Award at the 13th International Conference on Web Engineering! Their paper titled Hidden-Web Induced by Client-Side Scripting: An Empirical Study reveals that DOM tree hidden-web content is prevalent in online web applications today. You can find the award information ont the ICWE website and their paper on the SALT lab webpage. About ICWE 2013
Rabab Ward will serve as the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s President in 2016-2017. Prof. Ward has contributed to the Society in many ways. She will hold the role of President Elect of the society during the 2014-2015 term. She has served on the Society’s Board of Governors and as the Society's Vice President in 2003-2005. Prof. Ward has also chaired a number of the Society's Conferences and Symposia.
At the International Conference on Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions (IPCAI), researchers from ECE's Robotics and Control Lab received two best paper awards. At this year's conference, members of the lab focused on their work in augmenting 3D ultrasound images and methods of using 3D ultrasound to guide robotic assisted surgery. Find out more about this work through the links below. First Place: