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Hunting for a genius

Got a great idea you want to research? Get Ryerson University’s R5.95 lakh fellowship

education Updated: Aug 17, 2011 10:11 IST
Ayesha Banerjee

Canada’s Ryerson University has been in the news for an amazing invention by its biomedical engineering students, Thiago Caires, 22, and Michal Prywata, 19. It’s a pneumatic arm, which can be strapped to the body and commanded by the brain to move. And though thought-controlled devices are not new, what makes this baby interesting is that it does not require major invasive surgery.

Caires and Prywata developed their ideas at Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ), in Toronto, “a space (according to the university brochure) where students and alumni work on their ideas and create their own digital solutions.”

Visiting India on a talent hunt, Ryerson University President Sheldon Levy has announced a R5.95 lakh (each) fellowship for Indian students with ideas wanting to work at DMZ.