ASU-Mayo research project targets carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosis

Aug. 5, 2013 — Marco Santello, professor and director of the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, and Mark Ross, professor of neurology at Mayo Clinic Arizona, are advancing their effort to quantify the effects of carpal tunnel release surgery on patients’ recovery of sensorimotor hand function, thanks in part to a grant from Mayo’s Center for Regenerative Medicine. Their past collaboration has revealed new knowledge about the effects of sensorimotor deficits caused by carpal tunnel syndrome on grasp control, and this  new project focuses on a gap in the understanding of the effects of carpal tunnel release surgery. Read on Full Circle

Technology advances could alter ‘green’ transportation picture

Aug. 5, 2013 — In a recent article on a major international news website, Mikhail Chester weighs in on the long-range impact question in comparisons between car travel and high-speed train travel. Chester is an assistant professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. Read on Full Circle

Picture password system promising to strengthen online security

Aug. 7, 2013 — ASU computer scientist Gail-Joon Ahn is leading work on a password-protection system that uses patterns and images—instead of text passwords—that potentially helps enhance online security features of the Microsoft Windows 8 computer operating system. Read on Full Circle

Essential reading from Fulton Engineering professors

Editor’s note: In this article, Fulton Engineering professors recommend books to students. This article will run in the student newsletter—Inner Circle—on Tuesday, August 13.

Aug. 7, 2013 — As an engineering student, you are well-advised to feverishly immerse yourself in reading material directly applicable to your studies and career aspirations. Still, it can be valuable to take detours into reading outside the specific scope – and sometimes far afield – of your major. Read on Full Circle

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