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.

NEWS: “The Resilient Brain” @ NSTA Meeting (4/13/2012)

One of our game prototypes entitled “The Resilient Brain” (formerly known as Brain Architecture Game) was featured at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) meeting in Indianapolis, sponsored by the Society for Neuroscience. Dr. Judy Cameron ran the workshop The Developing Brain: What Science Teaches Us About Life Experience for 75 participants. She gave a 20 min slide presentation about the effects of life experiences on the brain prior to…

EVENT: CM&BHC Team at IEEE VR in Costa Mesa (3/10/2012)

Marientina Gotsis, Vangelis Lympouridis and David Turpin gave a sneak peek of our rapid prototyping platform for upper body exercise games for individuals with spinal cord injury at IEEE Virtual Reality 2012 in Costa Mesa this week. The project was accepted as a research demo presentation entitled Mixed Reality Game Prototypes for Upper Body Exercise and Rehabilitation”. Participants were able to test several new concepts developed for spinal alignment, resistance…

COURSE: Spring 2012 on “Translational Research Methods: Interactive Media & Informatics”

We are pleased to offer this seminar class to USC doctoral students, which is scheduled for 1-3.50pm on Mondays for 3 units. SUMMARY Emerging research methods using interactive media, informatics and translational science within global interdisciplinary practice and policy settings, toward measuring and improving environments of social relationships. This course is an elective in the SOWK doctoral program and open to doctoral students in all disciplines (with instructor’s permission). This…