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    • 3D MEMS Microassembly 

      Do, Chau (University of Waterloo, 2008-09-03)
      Due to the potential uses and advantages of 3D microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), research has been ongoing to advance the field. The intention of my reasearch is to explore different gripper designs and their ...
    • Accessible Integration of Physiological Adaptation in Human-Robot Interaction 

      Kothig, Austin (University of Waterloo, 2021-09-21)
      Technological advancements in creating and commercializing novel unobtrusive wearable physiological sensors have generated new opportunities to develop adaptive human-robot interaction (HRI). Detecting complex human states ...
    • Adaptive Affective Computing: Countering User Frustration 

      Aghaei, Behzad (University of Waterloo, 2013-03-28)
      With the rise of mobile computing and an ever-growing variety of ubiquitous sensors, computers are becoming increasingly context-aware. A revolutionary step in this process that has seen much progress will be user-awareness: ...
    • Adaptive Fringe Pattern Projection Techniques for Imgae Saturation Avoidance in 3D Surface Measurement 

      Waddington, Christopher (University of Waterloo, 2010-10-29)
      Fringe-pattern projection (FPP) techniques are commonly used for surface-shape measurement in a wide range of applications including object and scene modeling, part inspection, and reverse engineering. Periodic intensity ...
    • Affine and Regional Dynamic Time Warping 

      Chen, Tsu-Wei Webber (University of Waterloo, 2014-11-11)
      Time series are a ubiquitous form of data prevalent in everyday life, and their analysis has gathered immense interest in many domains. Pointwise matches between two time series are of great importance in time series ...
    • Age-related effects on EEG and Brain-computer Interface Classification 

      Chen, Mei Lin (University of Waterloo, 2018-08-13)
      There is a rapid increase in the number of older adults around the world. This directly translates to an increase in the number of people living with health complications that are more prevalent in the elderly population, ...
    • Analyzing the Usage Patterns of Electric Bikes 

      Rios, Ivan (University of Waterloo, 2016-01-15)
      Electric bicycles (e-bikes) are growing as an energy efficient alternative to public transportation, and cars. However, their adoption in North America has not increased at the same rate as in other countries like Germany, ...
    • Anomaly Detection in Textured Surfaces 

      Minhas, Manpreet Singh (University of Waterloo, 2019-12-17)
      Detecting anomalies in textured surfaces is an important and interesting problem that has practical applications in industrial defect detection and infrastructure asset management with a lot of potential financial benefits. ...
    • Application of Data mining in Medical Applications 

      Eapen, Arun George (University of Waterloo, 2004)
      Abstract Data mining is a relatively new field of research whose major objective is to acquire knowledge from large amounts of data. In medical and health care areas, due to regulations and due to the availability ...
    • The Application of FROID in MR Image Reconstruction 

      Vu, Linda (University of Waterloo, 2010-05-21)
      In magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), sampling methods that lead to incomplete data coverage of k-space are used to accelerate imaging and reduce overall scan time. Non-Cartesian sampling trajectories such as radial, spiral, ...
    • Application of Textual Feature Extraction to Corporate Bankruptcy Risk Assessment 

      WANG, ZHEXUAN (University of Waterloo, 2017-09-21)
      The inception of the Internet in the late twentieth century has established the ability to generate a huge volume of data from multitudinous sources in a very short period of time. However, most of this data is presented ...
    • Applications of Crossmodal Relationships in Interfaces for Complex Systems: A Study of Temporal Synchrony 

      Giang, Wayne Chi Wei (University of Waterloo, 2012-01-13)
      Current multimodal interfaces for complex systems, such as those designed using the Ecological Interface Design (EID) methodology, have largely focused on effective design of interfaces that treat each sensory modality as ...
    • Applications of Neural Networks in Classifying Trained and Novel Gestures Using Surface Electromyography 

      Lloyd, Erik (University of Waterloo, 2019-09-09)
      Current prosthetic control systems explored in the literature that use pattern recognition can perform a limited number of pre-assigned functions, as they must be trained using muscle signals for every movement the user ...
    • Atmosphere & Challenge: An Exploration of Dissonant Player Experiences 

      Ribeiro, Giovanni (University of Waterloo, 2019-05-23)
      Dissonance means an unusual combination of any two things. Two dissonant experiences in video games which could lead to undesirable player states are thematic dissonance and difficulty dissonance. Thematic dissonance ...
    • Attitudes and Coalitions in Brownfield Redevelopment and Environmental Management 

      Walker, Sean (University of Waterloo, 2008-05-25)
      Conflict analysis tools are applied to brownfield negotiations in order to investigate the impacts of coalition formation and a decision maker’s (DM’s) attitudes upon the successful resolution of brownfield disputes. The ...
    • Augmented Reality for Indoor Navigation and Task Guidance 

      Rehman, Umair (University of Waterloo, 2016-09-09)
      Modern augmented reality systems are becoming increasingly popular in different industrial sectors as augmented reality based applications can improve performance and reduce workload during operations. The efficacy of such ...
    • Automated Epileptic Seizure Onset Detection 

      Dorai, Arvind (University of Waterloo, 2009-04-27)
      Epilepsy is a serious neurological disorder characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures due to abnormal or excessive neuronal activity in the brain. An estimated 50 million people around the world suffer from this ...
    • Automated Ice-Water Classification using Dual Polarization SAR Imagery 

      Leigh, Steve (University of Waterloo, 2013-08-19)
      Mapping ice and open water in ocean bodies is important for numerous purposes including environmental analysis and ship navigation. The Canadian Ice Service (CIS) currently has several expert ice analysts manually generate ...
    • Automated Measurement of Neuromuscular Jitter Based on EMG Signal Decomposition 

      He, Kun (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-27)
      The quantitative analysis of decomposed electromyographic (EMG) signals reveals information for diagnosing and characterizing neuromuscular disorders. Neuromuscular jitter is an important measure that reflects the stability ...
    • Automated Multiple Point Stimulation Technique for Motor Unit Number Estimation 

      Marzieh, Abdollahi (University of Waterloo, 2007-09-28)
      Motor unit number estimation (MUNE) is an electrodiagnostic procedure used to estimate the number of MUs in a muscle. In this thesis, a new MUNE technique, called Automated MPS, has been developed to overcome the shortcomings ...

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