Imagine Cup calls for vision, ASU students deliver (ASU News)
If Microsoft’s premier student technology competition calls for innovative vision, then there may be no technology better suited than the Note-Taker. Invented by David Hayden in ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the Note-Taker is a device designed to aid the visually impaired in the classroom, by way of a portable, custom-designed video camera and a split-screen Tablet PC. Also a low-vision student, Hayden struggled to keep up with note-taking in class and saw a chance to improve access to educational opportunities for visually impaired students. Hayden and his team are headed to New York City, July 8-13, to compete for the world’s best student-created technology of 2011 that has the potential to make a positive difference in the lives of millions. Read article
Cardiovascular health challenges addressed by bioengineers (Medical News Today)
Biomedical research at Arizona State University will be boosted with support from the American Heart Association for the work of three bioengineers. Read article
Peter Fox, professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, comments on CBS news report on toxic substances in water and soil.
Researchers compare autism seizure treatments (State Press)
Following the results of an extensive survey by researchers at Arizona State University and the University of Texas-Houston, medical professionals and parents now have a better guide for treating children with seizures related to autism. James Adams, a professor in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, has a daughter with autism and led the project at ASU, which started more than one year ago. Read article