News archive - July 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Technovation team String Theorists develop award-winning disaster relief app

photo of Ellen Brisley and Leya Oommen

The following excerpt is from “Waterloo students develop award-winning disaster relief app,” an article by Namish Modi published on July 10, 2019 in WaterlooChronicle.ca, the city of Waterloo community website of Metroland West Media.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

A strong negative result provides insight to improve RFID sensing systems

photo of Srinivasan Keshav, Liqiong Chang, Ju Wang and Omid Abari

Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, those ribbons of metal with a tiny chip, are found in countless objects. From key fobs and payment cards to library books and inventory in a factory, these embedded inexpensive tags provide a way to uniquely and wirelessly identify objects.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Emotionally intuitive artificial intelligence

photo of Professor Jesse Hoey

People suffering from the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease often have difficulty remembering things that recently happened to them. As the disease takes root, a person’s reasoning and behaviour can change. Day-to-day routines — like handwashing — may become challenging for them and they begin to need more assistance from caregivers for simple tasks.

But now there is technology that can help.

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