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…

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…

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)…