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The first autopilot plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) developed by MIT Media Lab was displayed at the 2016 Microsoft IoT Expo on Oct 17. In the future, people can expect to use APP to reserve one of these eco-friendly vehicles at a nearby spot to travel in the city. To increase convince, passengers can even use smart card for current Metro system to pay for car rental rate.
Wearable device is in trend right now. Ren-Gui Li, Professor from the Department of Electrical Engineering and founder of Zoetek, has been working on healthcare applications for electrical and information techniques for years. The aim for Li is to develop medical wearable device that is different from what we could see on the current market. Li noted that most wearable devices focus on sport and entertainment purposes, but medical wearable device is gaining more attention than ever since we are entering an aging society.
Taipei Tech’s 2016 Entrance ceremony was held on September 12. This year, we have 2088 freshmen. In the welcome speech, President Yao shared his personal observation with students. Yao noted that nowadays people need to develop second professional specialty to adapt to the fast changing trend of the globalized world.
Aerospace industry is one of the main five industries that President Ing-wen Tsai said she want to focus on develop. Recognizing the potential of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Taipei Tech and GEOSAT Aerospace & Technology Inc. joint hands to establish the Advanced Communication Technology LAB, ACT LAB, for conducting its communication technology related research.
Chinese Language Training Center of Taipei Tech has 5 Chinese study groups from the globe including France, Japan, and Cambodia, etc. in this summer. In addition to interesting language learning course and culture trip, Taipei Tech also offers electrical practice experience such as circuit board manufacture.
Taipei Tech held an exhibition/press conference to show public our wood planer art energy as well as to celebrate 50th anniversary of Department of Industrial Design on June 22. Recently Zhan worked with Taipei Tech to make a 2.5 meter long wood planer and is applying for the Guinness World Records now.
Taipei Tech held a press conference/exhibition on advanced disaster prevention and rescue technology on June 15. Many useful technologies caught audience eyes. Below are three to name a few.Flood forecasting and distributed computing system
Joint developed by Je-Hao Zhang, Associated Professor from the Department of Civil Engineering, and Water Resources Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs, the “Flood Forecasting and Distributed Computing System” use hydro meteorological information to predict debris flows when issued a land warning for typhoon.
Taipei Tech held 2016 graduation commencement on 5 July. In order to highlight the concept of “gratitude”, Taipei Tech invited two distinguished guests, Dr. Peter Huang and Bro. Buchel Augustin, to give speeches to over 4000 graduates. President Yao noted that there are many ways to define “success”, and altruism is one of them. Yao reminded graduates don’t forget to pay back when reached summit of their career and be grateful while pursuing dreams.
Dr. Henry Lee visited Taipei Tech two days in a row. On May 29th, Dr. Lee attended the opening ceremony of Taipei Tech’s new Taiwan Smart Innovation Center. On June 1st, Dr. Lee came to give a speech titled “New Technology in Forensic Investigation” to Taipei Tech’s research fellows and students.
It is possible that in the future we only need one drop of blood from fingertip and 12-15 minutes to evaluate risk of myocardial infarction for patients. This technique, , was joint developed by Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei Tech, and Taiwan Carbon Nanotube and ready to begin human clinical trial in June. Also, It is expected to be on the market in a year.