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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…

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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…

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FEATURE: Healthy Eyes Through Stereoscopy

Did you know that the CM&BHC team is a big fan of stereoscopy? We consider ourselves stereopaths and when the occasion calls for it, we try to work in some real 3D into our world.  This year, we completed a pilot collaboration with the Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study (MEPEDS), an epidemiological study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study measures vision acuity and eye disease in children…

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EVENT: ‘Virtual Sprouts’ Kick-Off (10/25/2011)

On September 22nd, 2011, we kicked off a new project entitled Virtual Sprouts, funded by NIH with a newly formed advisory meeting, which was generously hosted by ICT. Our multi-disciplinary team includes experts in childhood obesity (PI Donna Spruijt-Metz, Co-I Jaimie Davis), interactive media (Co-I Marientina Gotsis), artificial intelligence (Co-PI H. Chad Lane), education and engineering (Co-PI Gisele Ragusa). This collaboration is funded by a prestigious Science Education Partnership (SEPA)…

Teachers play an early concept prototype of "Brain Architecture" game at an Early Head Start workshop taught by Prof. Judy Cameron in Pennsylvania, September, 2010.

NEWS: ‘Brain Hero’ surpasses 16,000 views (10/20/2011)

Brain Hero, has surpassed 16,000 views on YouTube since it was posted on May 25th, 2011. The video has been widely distributed to national and international child welfare and advocacy organizations. Norlien Foundation who was the original sponsor for the project has released a version localized for Alberta, Canada and a brazilian portuguese version is also in the works. We are very proud of the warm welcome of the video…