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)…

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…

NEWS: ‘Brain Hero’ making global rounds (6/9/2012)

Brain Hero, a 3-minute game-inspired video about how actions taken by parents, teachers, policymakers, and others can affect life outcomes for both the child and the surrounding community, is making global rounds. On its soft-release this week, the video was noticed by UK Labour MP Graham Allen who is leading an early childhood intervention and it was reblogged. The video is a result of a collaboration with the Center on…

NEWS: We are (a)live! (2/7/2011)

We would like to welcome you to the new website for the USC Creative Media & Behavioral Health Center (CM&BHC). We have been hard at work developing partnerships, receiving generous advice and building capacity to tackle¬†several new projects that have been born at the Center, or brought in through our collaborators. The first few months of a Center are like the first few months of having a child — everything…