Remote Hub Lab

About

Welcome to the homepage of Remote Hub Lab at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of the University of Washington! We aim to develop engineering solutions to promote remote practices (in health and education) and equitable access to educational technologies.

The Remote Hub Lab was established in 2021 in response to the emergency transition to online practices due to covid-19 pandemic. In education, the lab offered students a full-fledged remote experience without compromising what they could have accomplished if they were physically present in the lab.

While remote access laboratories are not new, the COVID-19 pandemic has enabled a unique opportunity to compare learning with how remote access to real hardware vs. hands-on access to the same hardware. A recent study showed the effectiveness of using remote labs on students’ learning, which makes the remote labs a viable solution for engineering education in the post pandemic era. 

While the RHLab started because of the inconvenience brought by covid-19 pandemic, the lab continued to grow in research and development beyond the pandemic. 

The lab’s goals are:

  • Provide IoT solutions to promote telehealth practices. Our Osto-mate project aims at developing and commercializing stoma-wafer Inspection and Fit Tool, to improve the quality of life for patients with stoma. 
  • Develop remote engineering and virtualization solutions to promote equitable access to educational technologies 
  • Develop Curricula that uses embedded systems and remote engineering to promote students participation in STEM.