Stevens holds annual Senior Projects Expo, April 28

Seniors showcase leading-edge, interactive technologies

9/20/2010

HOBOKEN, N.J. - Stevens Institute of Technology will host the Senior Projects Expo on Wednesday, April 28, 2010.

As part of their degree fulfillment, teams of graduating seniors demonstrate projects they have jointly engineered, often involving complex mechanical and electronic devices, as well as virtual prototypes.

The projects, many featuring leading-edge, interactive technologies, will be viewable on the Stevens campus at the Canavan Arena, located at the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. Athletic Center, between 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m, April 28. The presentation is open to the press and the public.

“Senior Projects Expo is a festive event that celebrates the inventiveness, creativity and entrepreneurship of our students,” said Provost & University VP George P. Korfiatis.

Project highlights include:

Digital Triage Assistant: An integrated, scalable, smart system capable of patient registration, vital sign monitoring, and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) connectivity. The smart system can be operated by technicians, freeing up nurses to do more specialized tasks, while providing a full set of initial vital signs for all patients to support triage assessment and clinical evaluation.

VersaStair: A new concept for rehabilitation stairs for physical therapy.

Sleep Hapnea - Adhesive Sleep Apnea Mask: A modified sleep apnea mask "construct" to improve patient compliance via a better fit and comfort level.

Immunoclue: A handheld diagnostic device for point of care use in antigen detection.

Gravtrav: A door-to-door travel integration focused on connecting livery services to airport travel.

Easy Keys: A mechanical and electrical self-tuning system for an upright piano.

Unmanned Aerial Surveillance Vehicle: A vehicle designed to serve the construction and inspection industries. This vehicle allows the user to inspect hard to reach places or areas deemed unsafe in a construction or operations site. It is compact, light and durable. The vehicle has a built in camera with live feed and panning ability. The vehicle uses the principles of helicopter flight for propulsion thereby having the ability to maneuver around tight corners and to hover. Likewise this vehicle presents a user friendly human interface which utilizes an integrated display screen and Playstation controller.

Rescue Me Phone: A downloadable App Store application available to anyone who owns an iPhone or an iPod Touch. The proposed system will allow rescue workers to locate and identify victims buried in rubble after a natural or man-made disaster with a significantly greater degree of accuracy than is currently possible.

Port Security Vessel Identification System: An integrated real-time environment for machine-aided detection and analysis of vessels and their behavior in the Hudson River along the Manhattan West side. The system will identify such vessels based on their appearance in images taken from the Stevens security cameras. Eventual target customer would be the Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Border and Security Division, to aid in the identification of suspicious vessels. Currently there is no similar machine-aided system in existence; any other method of vessel detection would have to be purely manual and therefore require significantly more staff.

Review the full list of Senior Design Projects and participating students.

About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870 and celebrating 140 Years of Innovation, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University TM , lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research.  The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.

Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 undergraduate and 3,700 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world.  Additional information may be obtained at www.stevens.edu and www.stevens.edu/press.