EVENT: CIMTH Showcase | Sep 24, 2012

CM&BHC will host a showcase as part of an event series planned by the newly formed USC Center for Interactive Media Technologies in Healthcare (CIMTH). Participants can sign up for multiple sessions of hands-on demos and watch a live presentation about the center. CIMTH’s mission is to advance the art, science and technology of interactive media in healthcare, to empower healthy behavior, to improve healthcare provision for all by promoting…

FEATURE: Grown Fresh, From Screen to Dinner Table

In 2008, 31.7% of all US youth were overweight or obese and these rates are much higher in minority youth. In Southern California, a study of 71,949 youth aged 2-19 found that 37% were overweight or obese.  Overweight and obese youth have higher rates of cancer, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, asthma, metabolic syndrome, depression, suicidal ideation and poor financial and educational achievement in adulthood. Gardening and cooking interventions have…

NEWS: Nevermind Nominated for Two Unity Awards! (8/1/2012)

A very warm congratulations to Erin Reynolds and her team who have been nominated for two awards for Nevermind at the 2012 Unity Awards for Best Student Project and Best Technical Achievement. Nevermind is a psychological horror puzzle game that utilizes biofeedback and challenges the player to stay calm in uncomfortable situations. Erin developed this idea as her MFA thesis project and worked with a talented team of students to…

NEWS: Playing with Star Wars technology! (7/14/2012)

CM&BHC has just received a small business innovation research (SBIR) grant through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in collaboration with Infinite Biomedical Technologies. The grant is to develop a game that can be used for training arm amputees who are fitted with new prostheses they can control with EMG sensing technology. The game prototype will be tested by patients at Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C. For more…

EVENT: Interactive Media in Translational Research May 7th, 2012

Marientina Gotsis will be lecturing on “Interactive Media in Translational Research” for Southern California Clinical & Translational Science Institute Trainees, 5th year medical students, and students from the MD/PhD Program at the USC HSC Harkness Auditorium on 2250 Alcazar Street, CSC 250. All other guests please RSVP to Amy Zhu at amymZhu@usc.edu.