Engineering capstone offers independence to physically disabled

The first-​​place win­ners in this spring’s elec­trical and com­puter engi­neering cap­stone com­pe­ti­tion designed an eye-​​controlled robotic arm allowing para­plegic patients to feed themselves.

Redesigning Boston’s North End

Civil engi­neering stu­dents cre­ated an inno­v­a­tive solu­tion for lim­iting the neighborhood’s traffic prob­lems and pedes­trian congestion.

Roving robot to the rescue

Student-​​researchers have cre­ated a roving robot named WiLU that may be able to locate and rescue vic­tims of nat­ural disasters.

From Northeastern lab bench to field test in Africa

Ven­ture firm founded by recent alumnus is bringing solar food dryer devel­oped by North­eastern stu­dents to farmers in Cameroon

Building better cancer detection

Engi­neering under­grad­u­ates con­struct a micro­scope that can sim­plify and speed up the diag­nosis of skin cancer

A brainy innovation takes flight

Engi­neering stu­dents develop a brainwave-​​control system for piloting a sim­u­lated air­plane — and cor­po­rate and gov­ern­ment researchers are interested

Students design system to power down home appliances

For engi­neering cap­stone project, North­eastern seniors develop an energy-​​control device that can auto­mat­i­cally cut off power to low-​​priority appli­ances, and pos­sibly help util­i­ties avert blackouts

Chair follows orders, but can act on its own, too

Engi­neering stu­dents win cap­stone design com­pe­ti­tion with voice-​​operated wheel­chair that can avoid poten­tial danger, even when the oper­ator doesn’t detect it

Bridging the gap’

As senior cap­stone, health sci­ences stu­dents designed a com­pre­hen­sive col­lege readi­ness pro­gram to help high school seniors at Squash­Busters make the tran­si­tion to college