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ECE 189 senior project teams recognized at the COE Engineering Design Expo (EDx)

June 28th, 2019

crowd at COE EDx 2019
Fourth-year undergrad engineers use their powers for good at the 2019 CE Capstone and the Engineering Design Expo

There was no shortage of good ideas at the College of Engineering’s 2019 CE Capstone event and Engineering Design Expo (EDx). The annual undergrad engineering showcase — which took place Friday, June 7 — was the culmination of year-long special projects undertaken by senior year students, often in collaboration with industry partners or campus research labs.

Drone technology was big at the 2019 Capstone and EDx events, with several student teams working on technology to enable drones for a variety of applications, some of which include ocean habitat monitoring and forest canopy sampling. Another strong theme this year was the therapeutic devices meant to help those with cerebral palsy and diabetes, tech to assist surgeons with their jobs, or to help provide a little customized self-care.

In addition to the valuable engineering and industry interface chops the Capstone projects were meant to hone, several teams gained cash prizes and recognition for their efforts.

Electrical and Computer Engineering senior project awards went to:

  • Altair Zen Pad: creators of a wireless, smartphone- or tablet-controlled massage pads received the $3,000 Excellence in Electrical Engineering prize
  • LegTrek: an assistive walking device took the $5,000 multidisciplinary Excellence in Engineering award

The UCSB Current – "Beneficial Tech" (full article)

LegTrek (COE Capstone webpage)

Altair ZenPad (COE Capstone webpage)