Recent Submissions

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    My Assist
    (College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2019-01-12) Alkhaledi, Aisha; Arashidi, Hadeel; Asanea, Jassem; Alajmi, Rakan
    We often see or hear of people who have lost sight or were born blind, so we don't know how they feel or how to imagine things around them. Sometimes their disability makes them feel that something is missing from the rest and that they are incomplete, so they need someone to help them and be like the eye they see. Our group created a couple of surveys for 240 adults, analyzed our data and used them as qualitative data. We thought of different ways to design the base of our project. So we came up with this idea to create a device that would help them identify their way without needing help from others, which makes them happy, especially when they can feel independent when they move. Our idea is a hat that can be worn when moving, with a camera, a headset and a speaker. This camera can recognize the surrounding rooms and places through a program that is programmed in the device using OpenMV Image processing camera. We also thought of making a stick to act as a sensor through vibrations indicating something in front of them. Although there are other tools for blind people on the market right now, none are as small, portable, discreet, and private as our product. The device does not use WiFi or store information in a cloud. Everything the user stores in the device's memory is private and cannot be accessed by anyone else.
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    Autonomous Fishing Rod
    (College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2019-09-28) Al Yaseen, Mohammad; Alajmi, Obaid; Al-Saleh, Ahmad
    While the world evolves and everything around us is being replaced with robots. We came up with a simple idea in favor of the fishermen to help them avoid the struggles that they face while fishing. The main reasons behind this Autonomous Fishing Rod project are helping elder men to make fishing easier for them and for people who are fishing, and they needed to attend an urgent thing. This helps,elder fishermen, in specific, and others to avoid tough physical work while fishing, because our autonomous fishing rod will do almost all the work for them. The only thing they have to do is attach the bait. To achieve this, we used our expertise in Electrical and Computer Engineering to allow us to us to design and implement our project idea using the advanced technology that is available for us. After implementation, the results were satisfying as it is what we expected from our project design. In the, end we wanted to contribute to our world and make it better, by introducing a new technology that would help people while they are fishing
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    Project Averroes VR
    (College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2019-01-12) Hamoudah, Farah; Al-Ajmi, Anwaar; Thiab, Ghareeb; Mahmoud, Noha
    Project Averroes is an active-walking, omni-directional motion virtual reality (VR) interface and platform. It serves as a reliable locomotion device for various VR applications. This is to stimulate human-scale engagement and provide better physiological presence in order to advocate for more immersive VR experiences. The successful implementation of this locomotion device will ensure better training facilities, exceptional gaming experiences, and more personalized endeavors in virtual environments. This is since the primary goal of this locomotion device is to allow for human-scale walking in any flexible direction, without running into obstacles such as objects in the real-world environment or any limitation in the motion space. Thus, Project Averroes desires to distinguish between motion in the real, physical world and motion in large-scale virtual environments. This will allow expanding the potential of virtual interactive and immersive environments. Project Averroes recognizes the remarkable potential in data visualization, scenario exploration, engaging simulations, and educational facilities that can be organized with the aid of a proper locomotive mechanism in place. The literature that provided inspiration for Project Averroes is inspected on some bases. These bases are the mechanical construction (i.e. hardware), operating characteristics as well as meaningfulness in its targeted virtual reality application.
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    (College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2019-01-12) Al Hulaibi, Amal; Wahid, Hawraa; Al Saif, Salem; Sadeq, Jumanah
    With the glass facades of modern skyscrapers, a task as simple as window cleaning has become risky. With so many windows, it has become both time and money consuming to hire human workers to do these types of jobs. Considering all these factors, a very serious question comes up. We already have robot vacuum cleaners keeping our floors clean, so why are we not using a flying robot to carry out the window cleaning and forever rid people of the stress, danger, and boredom of it? The motivation behind this project is to create an alternative to endangering human lives and designing a better solution and way to carry out the cleaning job. SkyBot is equipped with power, water, and cleaning supplies that are designed to work together so that the cleaning is carried out efficiently and effectively in a timely manner.
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    Indoor Positioning System for Blind using Li-Fi
    (College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2019-01-12) Thiab, Mohammad; Ahmad Al-Harbi; Ghalib, Mohammad
    In places such as malls, supermarkets, or airports, it is hard to find your target due to the spacious nature of such places. This problem could be more complicated for people with low vision or blind people. Visually impaired depend on their hearing and touch senses to discover surrounding environment. However, with such senses it is hard to reach their destinations. In addition, since some of these places doesn't allow dogs, and dogs could help people with such conditions discovering their surroundings, visually impaired will not find these places blind-friendly when roaming them. In this capstone project, the team's members will design and implement an Indoor Positioning System for visually impaired using Li-Fi technology. Li-Fi, which belongs to Visible Light Communication (VLC) technology, is a new optical wireless technology that uses light to transmit data in a high data rate and in a secure manner than other wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The positioning system will use Li-Fi luminaires and a Li-Fi dongle from pureLiFi company, which is one of the few leading companies that sell Li-Fi products. The system will depend on the BSSIDs (Basic Service Set Identifiers) of the access points and light intensity of the luminaires for determining the user position. Because pureLiFi luminaires do not support yet iOS and Android smartphones, an HP laptop with Windows 10 will be used with the Li-Fi dongle to read data from the luminaries. An application written in Python programming language will be created to interact with the visually impaired using voice commands. The goal of the project is to help the visually impaired person figure his current location accurately and with minimum help of others, using green technology such as LED light, which is used in this project.