Representing the URI Wearable Biosensing Lab, Assistant Professor of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering Kunal Mankodiya had an opportunity to speak to Gov. Gina Raimondo at a recent meeting of the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network.
By Neil Nachbar Ten teams of students competed in a 48-hour design challenge called Health Hacks RI at the University of Rhode Island from Oct. 13-15. The 36 participants were given the task of designing, building and pitching a product that would improve the lives of older adults. The students were granted full access to […]
Two University of Rhode Island students captured first and second place in the E-Textiles Hackathon Design Challenge at the IFAI (Industrial Fabrics Association International) Expo, held Sept. 26-29, in New Orleans, LA.
URI students recently demonstrated their research projects on neuro-technologies, including functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and electroencephalography (EEG), at the Neural Engineering Showcase.
Congratulations to Tao Wei, who has been promoted to associate professor. Faculty members Aaron Bradshaw (Civil and Environmental Engineering) and Jason Dahl (Ocean Engineering) were also promoted. “This is by far the most significant milestone on my career path,” said Wei. “It allows me the flexibility to work on high risk research topics that interested me the […]
The Providence Business News (PBN) has named Assistant Professor Kunal Mankodiya to its 2017 40 Under 40 list. The honor recognizes individuals who are under the age of 40, have excelled in their chosen profession and are involved in their communities. “We’re very proud of the research that Professor Mankodiya and his students conduct in URI’s Wearable Biosensing Lab,” said […]
A group of URI engineering students and their counterparts from an institution in Colombia, recently presented their prototypes for prosthetic arms and hands to be used by amputees in the South American nation. Each prosthetic limb will last an average of two to five years, and will be personalized to the needs of its user, both […]
URI Professor Haibo He recently co-authored an article on how to optimize wind power for use, even when it’s not blowing. The researchers proposed a day-ahead economic dispatch model for wind-integrated power systems. It’s an algorithm designed to consider both the next day’s planned energy use along with real-time energy use. He and his team plan to further […]