Carnegie Mellon University
April 29, 2011

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon University Engineering Students Showcase Embedded Product Prototypes For Capstone Design Class


Contact: Chriss Swaney / 412-268-5776 /

Event: Carnegie Mellon University's Embedded Systems capstone project class will showcase a cache of new product prototypes for a variety of industry sectors.

Priya Narasimhan, a professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon and course instructor, said her students worked on a variety of prototypes ranging from a smart kitchen counter that tracks shopping lists and helps consumers cook difficult meals to a ski jacket that controls a mobile music player via touch.

The course is designed to help students put academic theory into practical products for improving daily life and society within a span of 15 weeks. For more information about the course, please see You can also see videos of the students' projects on YouTube at and follow the annual event on twitter at

When: 10:30 a.m. to Noon, Friday, April 29.

Where: 6115 Gates Building, Carnegie Mellon University, off Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.