Archive for the ‘People & Technology’ Category
November 5, 2013 — Pfizer Inc. recently worked with researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) to develop an easy-to-open and child-resistant container and cap to dispense one of its rheumatoid arthritis medicines. The square bottle with round, blue closure recently received the ease-of-use commendation from the U.S. Arthritis Foundation.
October 15, 2013 — Researchers are currently assessing the usability of electronic flight bags based on tablet computers for Air National Guard pilots. Electronic flight bags could improve safety, operational effectiveness and efficiency for crew members, plus save paper and printing costs.
August 12, 2013 — An experimental health information exchange being tested in the north Georgia city of Rome is helping breast cancer patients access their health information and stay in touch with their doctors. The program, MyJourney Compass, is designed to help patients become more involved their health care decisions.
January 8, 2013 — Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are working to counter threats from spear phishing. The attacks use knowledge of computer users to gain their trust to break into corportate networks.
October 10, 2012 — Understanding the phenomenon of blackbody radiation – electromagnetic emissions that play a role in a broad range of physical systems – is an important part of physics instruction at both the high school and college level. Thanks to researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), explaining this to students just became a little easier.
Sept. 25, 2012 — Using a novel method of integrating video technology and familiar control devices, a research team from the Georgia Institute of Technology is developing a technique to simplify remote control of robotic devices. The researchers’ aim is to enhance a human operator’s ability to perform precise tasks using a multi-jointed robotic device such as an articulated mechanical arm.
September 21, 2012 — The Georgia Institute of Technology has become the newest node in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Physics of Living Systems Student Research Network.
July 26, 2012 — An enhanced training program designed to teach Braille transcription, computer skills and business techniques to soon-to-be-released offenders could expand the quantity of printed materials available for blind and visually-impaired persons – while providing ex-offenders marketable skills designed to reduce recidivism rates.
June 12, 2012 — To help companies evaluate baby boomers’ perceptions, use and acceptance of home health and wellness technologies, Georgia Tech has launched HomeLab. HomeLab is a statewide network of adults 50 years of age and older recruited to evaluate the in-home usability and effectiveness of consumer products designed for the aging adult population.
June 8, 2012 — A new study is expected to provide the first detailed information on how infectious diseases may be transmitted aboard commercial airliners. Sponsored by aircraft manufacturer Boeing, the research will document patterns of passenger movement inside aircraft cabins and inventory the microbes present in cabin air and on surfaces such as tray tables and lavatory fixtures.