Advancing Sustainability Using ICT

The environmental issues we now face are believed to be the result of our social systems. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has the potential to help us better understand, monitor in read-time, and reduce our impact on the environment. AITIS Lab, in the Department of Engineering Science, is committed to utilize the engineering expertise and research activity of its faculty to initiate innovative and sustainable graduate and undergraduate projects to educate future environmentally responsible and skilled engineers. We work with local industries and organizations to provide sustainable engineering solutions. Click here to learn more about our research activities and ongoing projects .....more; / Main Page. Checkout our Calendar of Events.

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Generating Energy Using Your Bike!

The purpose of this project is to use Faraday's principle of magnetic induction and generate power. This power can be stored. The idea is to generate enough power so the bike can operate on its own or produce enough energy to operate a web cam or a computer. One way to implement this is by modifying bike rims. There are many innovative possible ways to make the modifications. The challenge is to ensure that as a result of such modification, the bike performance is not degraded (e.g., there is no major change in balance, noise, weight or the bike).