Across all of the engineering departments at Thalmic Labs, we have multiple co-op students working alongside our full-time engineers to help deliver the future of wearable technology. Our co-ops are an integral part of our constantly growing team and with the University of Waterloo right around the corner, we’re fortunate enough to have exceptionally talented student applicants.

With a total of 10 co-ops and roles within the Software, Machine Learning, Hardware and Mechanical teams this term, what better way to get an idea of what’s going on here at Thalmic Labs than to get to know our co-ops!

Andy

Andy

Program: Mechatronics Engineering, Third Year

Role at Thalmic: Software Engineer

What are you working on right now? Currently, I’m implementing gesture classification and developing Myo™ applications.

Why is this the best co-op ever? Working in close proximity with all departments of a booming start-up has been eye-opening in terms of what it takes to run a company and the process of bringing a product from design to reality.


Austin

Austin

Program: Electrical Engineering, Third Year

Role at Thalmic: Hardware Engineer

What are you working on right now? I’m working on testing the quality of signals over USB data lines on the electrical hardware.

Why is this the best co-op ever? It’s been a great co-op term because I’ve been responsible for critical aspects of the design of the Myo armband, and I’m gaining experience in many new areas.


Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Program: Systems Design Engineering, Second Year

Role at Thalmic: Software Engineer

What are you working on right now? I’m mostly focused on quality assurance testing right now. Helping departments such as Machine Intelligence, Electrical, and Software by testing effectiveness of algorithms, functionality of digital boards, and writing unit tests.

Why is this the best co-op ever? During my time at Thalmic Labs, I have gained experience within all departments and narrowed down my perspective of what I am looking for in future studies. I am also delighted to play a part in an exciting phase of this fast paced, thriving start-up, and enjoy working with extremely intelligent and creative individuals every day.


Eric

Eric

Program: Computer Engineering, Fourth Year

Role at Thalmic: Hardware Engineer

What are you working on right now? My current focus is testing and streamlining the Myo hardware.

Why is this the best co-op ever? Aside from the incredibly innovative tech, the start-up environment is really exciting here at Thalmic.


Jaehong

Jaehong

Program: Mechanical Engineering, Fourth Year

Role at Thalmic: Mechanical Engineer

What are you working on right now? My main focus is on product design, testing and manufacturing. I have been working with manufacturers to finalize the product specifications for production.

Why is this the best co-op ever? The variety of responsibilities that I’ve been given, from product development to manufacturing, encourages me to see the big picture of the Myo armband as a complete product.


Jamie

Jamie

Program: Electrical Engineering, Fourth Year

Role at Thalmic: Machine Learning Engineer

What are you working on right now? I’m currently working on motion gesture recognition and improving the implementation of our muscle gesture recognition algorithms.

Why is this the best co-op ever? It’s great being able to see how a successful company gets started and being exposed to each facet of the company’s progress.


Jonathan

Jonathan

Program: Computer Engineering, Fourth Year

Role at Thalmic: Machine Learning Engineer

What are you working on right now? A new classifier for muscle signals.

Why is this the best co-op ever? Definitely because I get to work with technology that is new and cutting-edge.


Josh

Josh

Program: Mechatronics Engineering, Second Year

Role at Thalmic: Software Engineer

What are you working on right now? Quality assurance testing. This involves writing tests for software, keeping current Myo armbands up to date with the latest firmware, and testing both the Myo hardware and software.
Why is this the best co-op ever? Working at Thalmic is awesome. I get to work with cutting edge technology on a daily basis, and I get to do it in a start-up environment. Working in an environment where everyone has a lot of responsibility is both really challenging and really exciting.


Trevor

Trevor

Program: Mechatronics Engineering, Third Year

Role at Thalmic: Mechanical Engineer

What are you working on right now? Right now I’m focused on accelerated life testing. Basically, I’m working on testing fixtures that put the product through years of wear and tear in the course of a few hours/days.

Why is this the best co-op ever? Working at a really young company like Thalmic allows me to see inside what it takes to run a start-up. Also being part of such a close knit group of individuals makes me feel like a more important part of the team and that the work I do really matters.


Wesley

Wesley

Program: Systems Design Engineering, Second Year

Role at Thalmic: Machine Learning Engineer

What are you working on right now? Right now I’m focused on implementing the SDK for developers.

Why is this the best co-op ever? I get to work with the Myo armband and other cool new technologies. I also enjoy working with different engineering departments such as Firmware and Machine Intelligence.