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National Instruments Hosts Engineering Impact Awards

The honors acknowledge advances in research and engineering across disciplines such as health care and transportation.

At its annual NIWeek Conference, National Instruments announced its 2015 Engineering Impact Awards. The honor was given to 15 total applications from engineers, scientists and researchers from around the world. The categories for these innovations spanned advanced research to transportation. Each entry addressed critical engineering and science challenges.

The ceremony also included awards for Innovations in STEM, Engineering Grand Challenges and the Internet of Things.

Application of the Year was given to Jayaraj Joseph from the Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre for his paper on ARTSENS, a technology for arterial stiffness evaluation and vascular screening. The device is based on LabVIEW, NI Single-Board RIO and PXI.

The full list of award winners in each category included:

  • Category: Advanced Manufacturing and Control

    High-Speed Vision Inspection for Micro Precision Gauging, Humanitarian Award and NI Community’s Choice Award recipient

  • Category: Advanced Research

    ARTSENS: An Easy-to-Use, Image-Free Technology for Arterial Stiffness Evaluation and Vascular Screening, Humanitarian Award and 2015 Customer Application of the Year Award recipient

  • Category: Aerospace and Defense

    Developing Earth-Observation Cameras Attached to the International Space Station for Streaming Live High-Definition Footage Across the Internet, Engineering Grand Challenges Award recipient

  • Category: Consumer Electronics Test

    High-Performance RF and Functional Test of Automotive Infotainment and eCall Modules

  • Category: Energy

    Controlling Zinc-flow Batteries and Switch-Mode Power Regulation for Megawatt-scale Energy Storage, NI Community’s Choice Award recipient

  • Category: RF and Communications

    Tracking WiFi Signals to Passively See Through Walls Using NI USRP and LabVIEW

  • Category: Transportation

    Replacing Diesel with Hybrid Power in Buses

  • Category: Global Student Design Showcase

    Scalevo: The Stair Climbing Wheelchair

The company also recognized Stephen Turnipseed from LEGO Education with the Innovations in STEM award.

For more information, visit National Instruments.

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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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