Georgia Interoperability Network: Georgia Tech Helps Craft a Swift, Sure Emergency Network

Research Horizons Winter/Spring 2008 -- Engineers from the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are participating in the development of a statewide system that will connect existing radio communications systems in most Georgia counties and certain state agencies to an Internet protocol (IP)-based network.

Carbon Capture: Low-Cost Reusable Material Could Facilitate Capture of Carbon Dioxide from Power Plants

March 7, 2008 -- Researchers have developed a new, low-cost material for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants and other generators of the greenhouse gas. Produced with a simple one-step chemical process, the new material has a high capacity for absorbing carbon dioxide – and can be reused many times.

Forget Your Meds? Sensor Necklace Aims to Increase Drug Compliance Among Elderly and Clinical Trial Participants

March 5, 2008 -- Researchers now have a possible solution for the one in three adults who fail to take their medicines as prescribed by their doctors, as well as for everyone else who occasionally forgets: a sensor necklace that records the exact time and date when specially-designed pills are swallowed, and reminds the user if any doses are being missed.

Convergence of Bioscience and Engineering: Biomedical Engineering Department Marks 10th Anniversary

Research Horizons Winter/Spring 2008 -- When Georgia Tech President Wayne Clough broke ground on the first building of the new Biotechnology Complex in May 1998, the shovel heralded more than just new brick and glass. The four new structures built around the quadrangle became the physical manifestations of one of the most dramatic changes in Georgia Tech’s nearly 125-year history: the convergence of bioscience and engineering.

Georgia Tech and Emory University Lead Three Nanomedicine Centers

Research Horizons Magazine Winter/Spring 2008 -- The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University is the only academic department in the United States to host three National Institutes of Health (NIH) centers focused on nanomedicine.

Georgia Tech and Saint Josephs Health System to Collaborate

March 1, 2008 -- Officials of Georgia Tech, Saint Joseph's Health System and Saint Joseph's Translational Research Institute (SJTRI) -- a division of Saint Josephs Health System -- have signed agreements designed to more rapidly move new treatments, therapies and products into clinical use with patients.

Improved EWAS: Taking Aim at Preventing Worker Injuries

March 1, 2008 -- New technology is positioning an old injury-prevention program at the cutting edge of the poultry industry. The Ergonomic Work Assessment System (EWAS) tracks the positioning and arm movements of workers as they debone poultry; the idea is to identify and then avoid the factors leading to repetitive-stress injuries.

Ground-Based Imaging: Laser Radar Measures Optical Turbulence

March 1, 2009 -- Scientists at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are laying the foundation for techniques that could do for ground-based imaging what the Hubble Space Telescope did for astronomy.

GTRI Helps a Small Company Bring New Products to Market

March 1, 2008 -- When a local company's rolling walker couldn't be sold in Wal-Mart stores because the box wouldn't fit on the shelves, the company came to the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) for help. A group led by GTRI senior research scientist Brad Fain solved the problem, reducing the volume of the cardboard box by 51 percent.

Undergraduate Curriculum Teaches Skills to Solve Real-life Engineering Problems

Research Horizons Winter/Spring 2009 -- A strong focus of the undergraduate curriculum in the Coulter Department is problem-based learning, a student-centered instructional strategy in which students work in small collaborative groups to solve open-ended problems with a faculty member serving as facilitator.