Detecting watermelon ripeness, 3D printed prostheses and window washing drones: engineering and IT students showcase their futuristic innovations
Have you ever seen a drone autonomously washing the windows on a skyscraper? A sensor detecting the peak ripeness of a watermelon? A child receiving a new 3D-printed hand as they grow and develop?
- Window washing drones to deliver a safer window washing system that can withstand high winds with a view to eventually operating the drones as a swarm to rapidly clean a building.
- Watermelon ripeness: Using a combination of sensors, single-board computers and deep neural networks, this project automatically determines the ripeness probability of watermelon fruit, based on data collected from an operational watermelon farm, with the aim of reducing wastage and providing an easier method for pickers to identify melons correctly. This is an Industry Partnered project, with Daintree Fresh Pty Ltd.
- Respiratory support for pre-term babies: biomedical engineering students have developed of a non-invasive device to enable the delivery of optimal air pressure to the lungs of premature babies, without 'leakage'.
- 3D printed prostheses: working alongside charity Robohand Australia, this team has brought together software and 3D printing expertise to deliver cheaper and more accessible options for prostheses, particularly beneficial for children during periods of peak development and growth when resized prostheses are needed.
- Monitoring intercranial pressure without surgery: multidisciplinary team of biomedical engineering and MBA students working to develop a device that can measure pressure inside the skull without invasive and risky brain surgery.