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UOWD students present innovative solutions

Dubai:, January 19, 2008

University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) students had presented some very innovative solutions to real life problems.


University’s Computer Science students presented some interesting projects with real-life applications at the UOWD Computer Science Trade Show in Dubai recently at its campus in Knowledge Village.

The projects presented by final year students at the UOWD Computer Science Trade Show in Dubai recently at its campus in Knowledge Village demonstrated new innovative solutions in areas of weather monitoring, detection of skin cancer and vehicle number plate recognition, the university said in a statement.

A group of students demonstrated software for weather monitoring in a distributed system, based on the TINI 1-wire technology, designed to collect meteorological measurements, including atmospheric temperature, barometric pressure, wind-speed, wind direction and humidity. The data can then be analysed and published on a website that is continuously updated, it added. 

The project enables building weather stations in different geographical locations, remotely controlled by a TINI, which actually replaces the computer.

A second group of students presented Decision Support for Skin Cancer, a software for detecting skin cancer with a high degree of accuracy just by analysing wound images. The students working on this project have reported 95.7 per cent accuracy after analysing existing images of patients. The students have added six new features to the system of detecting skin cancer through image analysis.

The third project was the Auto Number Plate Recognition System, user-friendly software that offers enhanced recognition of car number plates, with scope for wide applications in areas of parking access, traffic violations, stolen car recovery, etc. The students were inspired to develop this solution after visiting Dubai Police traffic department.

First year students also demonstrated some interesting ideas into Enterprise Resource Planning for a construction company and Virtual Modelling of the cochlea for clinical applications.

“All the projects developed by the students reflected keen insights into finding user-friendly and enhanced solutions for day to day applications,” said Dr. Catherine Todd, Assistant Professor, College of Information Technology, UOWD. “The final year students have been working on these ideas for 12 months, and the results have been outstanding, as demonstrated by these projects.” – TradeArabia News Service




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