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2017 Best Demo Award Sensors Applications Symposium

Majed Alowaidi (MCRLab’s PhD candidate) receives the 2017 Best Demo Award at Sensors Applications Symposium



MDII and NSERC CREATE BEST 1st annual poster event

MDII and NSERC CREATE BEST would like to invite you to attend the first annual student poster event located at 55 Laurier –  (room 12102) on Thursday September 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm.  It is our great honor to have you as our guest as we appreciate you as a partner.

Please find here the list of posters.

The Medical Devices Innovation Institute MDII fosters collaboration among the key stakeholders to address health intelligence and targeted medical devices  needs, find solutions to sector specific barriers and challenges, and drives the development of leading edge, innovative wellbeing systems and nurtures talent in relevant fields, by ultimately bringing innovative ideas from concept to deployment.

MDII is bringing together the Ottawa science, engineering, health and medical communities to create a cogent core of excellence to:

  1. Research: producing high quality interdisciplinary research related to the wellbeing of citizens with particular reference to Internet of Things and multi-sensory data; Intelligent and cognitive analytics; and Human Interaction with digital media.;
  2. Training: encouraging the development of HQP by promoting a nurturing environment for our higher degree research students, including: a) graduate diploma/certificate; b) entrepreneurship training with focus on wellness devices and regulatory related to Health Canada;
  3. Services: holding a yearly meeting (workshop/forum) to bridge the gap between academia and industry in wellness systems and offering short courses for industry around wearable technologies, software, medical IT, machine learning (big-data), augmented/virtual reality, and decision-making in connected health settings;


We look forward to your attendance.


IEEE Sensors Journal Top 25

Today we received the following email:


Dear Mr. Yang, Mr. Zhang, Mr. Dong, Dr. Alelaiwi, and Prof. El Saddik,


On behalf of the IEEE Sensors Council, I am pleased to congratulate you as a co-author of the paper Evaluating and Improving the Depth Accuracy of Kinect for Windows v2IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 15, No. 8, August 2015, for your paper being one of the 25 most downloaded Sensors Journal papers in the months of May and June 2017. It is exciting to note that included in this count are all Sensors Journal papers published since the Journal’s foundation, about 4500 papers in total, and that last year, 439,609 Sensors Journal papers were downloaded from IEEE Xplore. You can view the latest Top 50 papers at:

Thank you for your contribution to the IEEE Sensors Journal!


Best regards,

Mike McShane

President, IEEE Sensors Council



The impact of smartphones on the development and performance of varsity athletes

You are invited to participate in a novel study examining the impact of
smartphones on the development and performance of varsity athletes in the
Ottawa area. This study is important because research shows that smartphones can
have positive and negative effects on performance and learning, but we do not yet
understand how smartphones influence varsity athletes who are under pressure to
meet both sport and academic demands.


Please download the consent form from:

Consent Form_Study 2 ENG-FR