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CWSF 2019 - Fredericton, New Brunswick

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My name is Brent Charron and I am a Grade 11 student at Vincent Massey Secondary School in Windsor, Ontario. My hobbies include playing trumpet with the Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra. I also enjoy playing piano and painting. My inspiration for the Slip Prevention System came from an elderly relative who due to her poor vision slipped on ice and fractured her hip while using her walker. The Slip Prevention System warns the user and those around them of the slip hazards which are in their environment, in an effort to prevent falls before they occur. My advice to students who want to participate in Science Fair is to look for situations in which you or someone else says "if only" something could work this way it would be so much better - and then find a way to make that "if only" a reality.

Brent Charron

Slip Prevention System Using Tribometric, Light, Moisture, and Temperature Sensors
City:Windsor, ON
School:Massey S.S.
Abstract:The Slip Prevention System attaches to mobility aids to determine the slip risk of the surface ahead. Audio and visual alerts are issued notifying the user of wet or icy conditions. Input from four sensors combines into a computer algorithm to determine the slip risk. An 88.8% accuracy on trained surfaces was obtained. Accuracy of 92.0% was achieved by incorporating a neural network.

Awards Value
Excellence Award - Senior
Bronze Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
University of Ottawa Entrance Scholarship
Senior Bronze Medallist - $1000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Ottawa
$1 000.00
Western University Scholarship
Bronze Medallist - $1000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$1 000.00
Total$2 000.00