Rice Design Team Finalists at Regional Circuits and Systems Design Contest

Rice Design Team Finalists at Regional Circuits and Systems Design Contest

Dr. Joseph Cavallaro, the Houston area Circuits and Systems Society Chair and Rice University Student Branch Counselor, reported that the Axon Mobile Senior Design Team has been selected as a finalist in the IEEE Circuits and Systems student design contest.  The Axon Mobile team members – Aidan Curtis, Sophia D’Amico, Andres Gomez, Benjamin Klimko and Irene Zhang, are developing an instrument to gather signals from a seizure patient’s brain and send them wirelessly to a computer.  This design is superior to the current method, which involves a lot of wires and cables, tethering a patient to a bunch of machines, rather than letting them be free to move about, and have less stress.  The Axon team, which is composed of Rice IEEE Student Branch members, will be traveling to Sapporo Japan to represent Regions 1-7 (USA and Canada) and compete against teams from the rest of the world at the flagship International Symposium of the Circuits and Systems Society (ISCAS) at the end of May.  For more details on this brilliant project and the team, click here.   To learn more about the Circuits and Systems design competition click here and here.

The Houston Section of IEEE extends the heartiest congratulations Dr. Cavallaro, the Rice Student Branch, and especially the members of the Axon Mobile Design Team.  Job well done!  Best of Luck at ISCAS in Sapporo.  We are all very proud of you.

Article by Vincent Palughi Houston Section Newsletter Staff

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