1st Place: Drops – Bring Change, With Change (CSCI 401)
Team Members: Chaitanya Pilaka, Dana Thomas, Alex Yang, Anush Kadoyan, Josue Campos
Roundup your transactions to the nearest dollar and donate the spare change to a charity of your choice. Your everyday purchases become everyday donations!
2nd Place: The EDSSerciser: Digitizing Your Respiratory Health (BME 405)
Team Members: Dina Levashova, Simone Frusina, Elizabeth Brosseau, Shi-Hao Hong
Over 30,000 abdominal and chest surgeries are performed nationally each year in addition to 11 million COPD patients seeking to restore their lung capacity. Currently, volumetric exercisers are tedious and unstimulating, creating a need for a digitized and engaging renovation. The EDSSerciser uses lights and sounds to guide users in their prescribed, daily respiratory exercises and conveniently presents the necessary data electronically to be viewed by the user or physician.
3rd Place: Design of an Autonomous Cage System for Identification and Tracking of Mice Near Darkness (AME 441)
Team Members: Brian Chen, Alex Huang, Charlie Yang, Alex Chung, Alicia Jang, Tiffany Li, Sora Prakash, Justin Tang, Chelsea Vera, Jeffrey Chau, Daron Lee, Kenneth Nursalim,
Commonly used tracking systems for biological scientific research studies are often expensive and can influence the results of a behavioral experiment. A cost effective, non-invasive, autonomous infrared tracking system and smart cage were designed for an experiment studying the nocturnal behavior of mice. The cage system had a computation time of 0.28 ± 0.08 seconds per frame, an identification accuracy of 100 – 5% and a complete cage system cost $422.37, which is significantly less expensive than traditional off-the-market tracking systems.
Fan Favorite (TIE):
Chem E-Car Design (CHE 480)
Team Members: Prin Harinsuta, Joseph Stiles, Mason Wong, Hefzi-ba Camilo, Hannah Adams, Jonathan Fuentes, AnnaLaura Arredondo, Anna Peccin, Kyler Correia, Jose Ruiz
Chem-E-Car is a team-oriented, hands-on design project. We work throughout the year to design and construct a car powered by a chemical energy source (Aluminum Air Battery) that will carry a load over a given distance. The car stops exactly at that distance using an Iodine-Clock reaction.
Skyshot (CSCI 491B)
Team Members: Izzy Benavente, Wenfei Cao, Zach Chaco, Charles Hankins III, Aaron Hong, Nathan Iskandar, Eu-Ann Liu, Kyle San, Steven Truong, Jasmine Ying, Albert Yue
Skyshot is a first-person ball and hoop game with grappling hooks. Players play online with their friends, compete in teams to outmaneuver opponents, steal the ball, and score.
For a list of all the projects and their descriptions, check out the 2017 Senior Design Expo Program.