Archive for the ‘People & Technology’ Category

NSF I-Corps: Turning Research Discoveries into Companies and Jobs

January 22, 2014 — Georgia Tech was one of the first nodes in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) I-Corps program, which helps faculty members commercialize research discoveries. Twelve teams of researchers have now gone through the program.

New Patent Mapping System Helps Find Innovation Pathways

January 14, 2014 — A new patent mapping system that considers how patents cite one another may help researchers better understand the relationships between technologies – and how they may come together to spur disruptive new areas of innovation.

HomeLab Hits Milestone with Participants, Partnerships

December 13, 2013 — The HomeLab initiative expands Georgia Tech’s product evaluation capabilities in testing health, wellness, and aging-at-home technologies. HomeLab participants test and use these technologies in their homes, assisting manufacturers in design and usability.

Georgia Tech Helps Design Easy-to-Open, Child-Resistant Medicine Bottle for a Pfizer Medication

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.

Going Digital: Researchers Evaluate Electronic Flight Bags for the Air National Guard

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.

MyJourney Compass: National Pilot Project Uses Information to Improve Cancer Treatment

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.

Spear Phishing: Researchers Work to Counter Email Attacks that Gain Recipients’ Trust

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.

Making Physics Interactive: New iPad Application Helps Students Understand How Conditions Affect Blackbody Radiation

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.

Easy Guider: Intuitive Visual Control Provides Faster Remote Operation of Robots

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.

Georgia Tech Joins the National Science Foundation’s Physics of Living Systems Student Research Network

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.