Electrical and Computer Engineering student develops life-saving smartphone app

Mitacs Globalink student Vicky Liu is working with Professor Victor C.M. Leung of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering to develop a smartphone application that will display a user’s vital signs onscreen after assessing his or her health via wireless bluetooth sensors placed on the body.

Liu is working towards a bachelor’s degree in computing science at the Beijing Institute of Technology. She chose the Globalink program because it allowed her to network globally during her exchange. “This has been a very precious opportunity for me,” she said, “and I greatly encourage other international students to consider doing internships with Mitacs Globalink.”

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