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Thad Starner (Interactive Comp), a technical lead at Google, said his initial motivation for developing a wearable computer was that he wanted to be a better student: "I decided to make a system that would let me take notes while I was also paying attention in class, and better retain things." Source: The Boston Globe

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Researchers at Georgia Tech and Atlanta's Shepherd Center have created a wireless, musical glove that may improve sensation and motor skills for people with spinal cord injuries (SCI). The gadget, Mobile Music Touch, was successfully used by individuals with tetraplegia who suffered their injury more than year before the study, a time frame when most rehab patients see very little improvement for the remainder of their lives.

Georgia Tech researchers are working to develop innovative technologies to detect and diagnose Alzheimer's Disease at an earlier stage. ClockReader, developed by Ellen Yi-Luen Do (Interactive Computing), is one such tool. Source: Aging Well

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Greg Turk (Interactive Computing) received the 2012 Computer Graphics Achievement Award for his contributions to physically-inspired mathematical application in graphics and Karen Liu (Interactive Computing) received the 2012 Significant New Researcher award for her pioneering contributions in the field of computer animation. Source: ACM SIGGRAPH

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A team of surgeons and university researchers recently reported promising results from a novel surgical connection intended to streamline blood flow between the heart and lungs of infants born with just one functional ventricle, or pumping chamber, instead of the normal two.

Gil Weinberg (Interactive Computing) has developed a one-foot-tall (30 cm) smartphone-enabled robot called Shimi, whichi can recommend songs, dance to the beat and play tunes based on listener feedback. Source: Gizmag

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A study by Eric Gilbert (Interactive Computing) examined hundreds of thousands of messages and found that about 15 percent of the essentially amounted to gossip - emails in which the sender and recipient discussed thrid parties in ways that had no business impact. Source: CBS News

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An interview with Thad Starner (Interactive Computing), a technical lead for Project Glass, who is one of the world's leading experts on what it's like to live a cyborg's life. He has been wearing various kinds of augmented-reality goggles full time since the early 1990s. Source: Technology Review

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A new study from Eric Gilbert (Interactive Computing) picks apart these emails to learn about how gossip is used and spread within a company. Source: The Atlantic

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"The Sonification Lab receives a lot of requests to convert scientific data into sound, but this one was truly unique," Bruce Walker (Interactive Computing). "It’s not often that we have a chance to help an actual star compose music." Source: MSNBC

 

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