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Northeastern University’s RISE: Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo

The RISE at Northeastern University is an annual event which attracts a lot of students, faculty members and visitors. It is an opportunity for students and faculty members to present their recent research activities.

Several of our lab members presented their work at the event. Each prepared a poster, of which some examples can be viewed below (clink the title link or the poster sample for larger view).

"Effects of Unity of Form on Visual Aesthetics of Website Design"

“Design and fabrication of a sensor integrated MEMS/NANO-Skin system for human physiological response measurement”

“Providing Computer Accessibility for the Physically Disabled”

This excellent research by Jeffrey Breugelmans has received two awards:

·         1st place in Graduate Level - Interdisciplinary Research

·         RISE Special Award for Excellence in Research

Ph.D. Candidate Jeffrey Breugelmans (on the right) being congratulated by President Joseph E. Aoun (center) and Provost Stephen Director (left) after earning the RISE Award in the “research” category at RISE:2012

Outreach Activities

Through the sharing of thoughts, knowledge and interest, the Intelligent Human-Machine Interaction Lab aims to reach out to other academics and the community. Some of the recent outreach activities the lab members have participated in are showing as follows.

People and Technologies that Change People's Lives Conference - Design Competition 2011

On October 23rd 2011, the Hynes Convention Center in Boston hosted the Conference and Expo on Assistive Technologies (http://www.changepeopleslives.org). One of our lab members entered the Design Competition with his Ph.D. Thesis Project. This project is focused on helping users with various physical disabilities to overcome the accessibility issues they encounter when trying to use the conventional computer interface. As a result, Jeffrey Breugelmans has been developing a novel interface system that can overcome such issues, and enable these user in interacting with a Virtual Environment. Out of sixteen contestants, Jeffrey received an Honorable Mention (4th place).

Wuhan University of Technology - Summer Program 2011

Two of our lab member attended the 2011 Summer Program at Wuhan University of Technology, in Wuhan, Hubei, P.R. China. During this program, David Schmidt and Jeffrey Breugelmans cooperated with local students in a study on Driving Safety, using the Advanced Driving Simulator at their Intelligent Transportation Systems Research Center. It was a great opportunity to collaborate with students from across the globe, and to learn from their rich knowledge and culture.

Photo with the local students and professors

The Advanced Driving Simulator at Wuhan University of Technology

Judging the Science Fair at James P. Timilty Middle School

As part of our outreach to the local community Prof. Lin and some of her student lab members volunteered to judge the annual science fair at James P. Timilty Middle School.

 

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