Cohort 24

Terry Lindley, faculty, Office of Research 

This idea uses AI and digital surveillance to create a custom workout performance tool for gyms, use home or professional purposes in physical training and rehabilitation/physical therapy. As the individual works out, video surveillance captures the individuals movements, identifies the types of weights, mass, and movement. The AI understands the various body movements, body leverages/systems (bio-mechanics) and can produce a multitude of "Exercise Metrics" which can in turn be analyzed by the AI to produce data driven performance goals, recommendations for improvement or suggest alternative work out plans to in turn maximize the workout results next time at the gym.

Jon Taylor, community member

Jon is seeking to provide a multi-layer service to each airports, airlines, and automation companies. The core AGV product will provide a solution to airlines by automating specific repetitive tasks in their turnaround process including coning around the aircraft, wing- walking, and path clearance detection during aircraft arrival and pushback. Airports and airlines will both gain access to a new layer of perception data to increase safety in their operations including monitoring the ground for hazards, real-time tracking of operations, and inspection of aircraft. Finally, autonomous GSE companies will have access to real-time data on the position, movement, and operations context of objects in this complex environment. This will enable them to operate with less expensive sensing equipment and enhanced decision making capability.

Daniel Laakso, faculty, Army ROTC

Daniel’s concept is to design a piece of software that records a user's or organization's digital habits to establish a digital pattern, conduct analysis on those patterns, and then execute limited autonomous web- based actions on end-user devices within the pattern of the user without the user present. I created this software to address a real-world problem facing the military and intelligence communities which centers around negative digital space and the implications a lack of web traffic can have when observing individuals or military units.

Yifeng Qin, graduate student, CEAS

From the founder: “Polestar S2 + Battery Swapping system is a System design with 2 vehicle designs as part of the system. An electric vehicle with a new battery-swapping system helps people who own EVs but have a hard time charging their vehicles and want a faster and more convenient charging/swapping battery experience by using our battery-swapping system. The solution is designed to circumvent challenges of range, reliability and time for EVs.

Cleopatra Kum, faculty, College of Nursing

ChronicDiseaseHealthyUDem (CDHUD) is an education and coaching platform for patients and families to manage chronic diseases. Patients and their families will be assigned learning modules based on their chronic disease and the cognitive abilities of the patient at the time of discharge from home health care services. They will also be able to access healthcare coaching on the platform, and additional health promotion tools like blood pressure and blood glucose logs, medication reminders, reminders to schedule doctor appointments and social resources available to them in the community from the platform.

Sam Huseman, undergraduate student, CEAS

Sam’s team is developing a system to automatically switch between cloud and on-premises High-Performance Computing resources for simulation workloads. Recent advancements and push by large technology corporations have created a riveting opportunity to migrate these HPC systems to cloud-based platforms – however, transitioning current and established HPC operations to, or constructing a new HPC on, a cloud-based platform introduces new challenges.

Aniruddhan Ramesh and Joe Kuncheria Panjikaran, undergraduate students, CEAS

PhizzIO is an interactive application equipped with an AI chatbot that acts as a user's dedicated physiotherapy companion. It ensures users perform their exercises with precision and proper posture while offering real-time motivation and guidance. Our vision for PhizzIO extends beyond just exercise demonstration; the chatbot serves as an educational tool, providing valuable insights into exercises and helping users monitor their recovery progress closely. PhizzIO is not just an app; it's a holistic approach to personalized physiotherapy, fostering confidence, accessibility, and motivation for users throughout their recovery journey.

Prajwal Paudyal, community member

While qualitative insights have unparalleled depth, the current approach to gathering them is often time-consuming, resource-intensive, and at times, unfeasible. Qualz bridges this gap through AI assistance in designing studies, automation tools for interviews, and analysis time reduced by 90%. In today's research landscape, many voices get converted into mere data points, resulting in lost narratives and insights. With Qualz, qualitative research becomes not only more feasible but also the preferred method for extracting deep, meaningful insights.

Ethan Elking, undergraduate student, CEAS

The Rocker Nozzle is an improved design for a garden hose spray attachment. It provides a more intuitive and ergonomic user experience for homeowners, gardeners and other hose users through a mechanically-simple valve structure. 

Hridayesh Saravana and William Mattis, undergraduate students, CEAS

The team is seeking to create better insulation for buildings (10% of the world's electricity is used in AC and fans!) and any electronics (for example: Battery packs) that need insulation. The answer we found was Aerogel, but there are a couple of reasons that makes "monolithic" aerogel not as usable in these situations. There are 3 things to tackle in order to solve the problem above: 1) Make it cheap! 2) Scaling the size (current single piece monolith max size is 90cm x 90cm x 1cm which is pretty small!) 3) Making custom shapes (for example: a complex shape that could be used to build a better insulating battery pack or hollow tubings).