Figure 9: 8mm wide Conductive foil with  0.5mm Sylgard 184.

Actuator Technology for the External Assistance of Muscles (ATEAM), Carleton University, C. Fernandes, E. Barre, S.Bajpeyi, et al

Abstract
The goal of this 4th year project is to build a fully functioning assistive armband that takes input from electromyography sensors, processed by an Android device application, and driven by electroactive polymer (EAP) actuators. This paper outlines the process of testing the feasibility of different EAP actuators, the developed sensor input, and signal processing systems that have been accomplished at this early point in the design timeline.

The Team: The project team (From left to right): Vinayak Bansal (Software Engineering), Colin Fernandes (Engineering Physics), Scott Stewart (Engineering Physics), Yannick D’Mello (Engineering Physics), Shaveer Bajpeyi (Engineering Physics), Elyse Barré (Engineering Physics) and project supervisor Steve McGarry (Associate professor at Carleton University).

The Team:
The project team (From left to right): Vinayak Bansal
(Software Engineering), Colin Fernandes (Engineering
Physics), Scott Stewart (Engineering Physics), Yannick
D’Mello (Engineering Physics), Shaveer Bajpeyi
(Engineering Physics), Elyse Barré (Engineering
Physics) and project supervisor Steve McGarry
(Associate professor at Carleton University).

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Submission Guidelines

The CFES Publication is a collection of the best and brightest academic papers, reports, and articles written by engineering students from across all of Canada. We are now accepting submissions for the CFES Publication and encourage topics from all engineering disciplines as well as their related soft-skills. Submissions must be sent to publication at cfes.ca as a pdf document using an IEEE citation formatting. We recommend a length of less than ten pages for the submissions.

Papers will be published in their language of submission (English, French, or both). All submissions will be peer-reviewed by a bilingual committee of CFES officers. Successful submissions will be published in digital format with direct distribution to industry executives, subscribers, and the general public. Annually, the best submissions will be asked to present at CFES Congress – the AGM of the CFES with over 150 student attendees and many industry sponsors.

 

Publication FCEG est une collection des meilleurs et des plus brillants articles académiques, rapports et articles écrits par les étudiants en ingénierie à travers le Canada.  Nous acceptons actuellement les articles pour  la Publication FCEG et nous encourageons les sujets de toutes les disciplines de génie ainsi que les compétences non techniques connexes. Les articles doivent être envoyés à publication (@) cfes.ca en format pdf et utilisant une mise en forme IEEE. Nous recommandons une longueur de moins de dix pages pour les articles.

Ceux-ci seront publiés dans leur langue originale (anglais, français ou les deux). Toutes les soumissions seront révisées par un comité bilingue formé d’officiers de la FCEG. Les articles retenus seront publiés en format numérique avec la distribution directe aux cadres de l’industrie, aux abonnés et au grand public. Chaque année, les meilleurs soumissions seront invitées à présenter au Congrès de la FCEG – L’assemblée générale annuelle de la FCEG avec plus de 150 étudiants participants et de nombreux commanditaires de l’industrie. S’il vous plaît, diffusez largement ce message à vos membres.

Worker Shortage

The Future of Engineering: Where do we go from here?

The year 2013 was marked by the revelation that in Canada, there is a dire shortage of Canadian engineering skilled workers. A study by IBM added that by 2016,  there might be a shortage of almost 100,000 .  The Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters further re-iterates this point.  In light of these events, it is beneficial to look at the historic perspective of events. This article published in 1990 talks about a similar shortage then. The lessons from this article are still relevant and worthy of being republished.

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A Keynote Address at Congress 1987

Congress – A Bygone Era?

Let’s look at the past of congress. Something that has led us all to where we are now.

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