Georges Livanos and Applied Technology students develop automated furnace system

Georges Livanos, faculty member in Humber’s School of Applied Technology, has partnered with Toronto-based company Martino Contractors to develop a new device to help homeowners comply with regular maintenance of their furnaces.


With support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Electronics Engineering Technology student Vlad Porcila was hired as the project’s lead and collaborated with Livanos and Martino Contractors to develop and test the MB Furnace Minder (patent pending), an automated furnace maintenance system. Michael Voitov, a student in Humber’s Industrial Design program, was recruited to design the casing of the final prototype.


The MB Furnace Minder is currently in beta testing and is expected to be available for purchase later in 2015. Porcila says “the best part in any project is probably seeing all your work come together into a working prototype. That to me was just awesome.”