BIRD Current Research Projects

Overview

The building blocks of prosthetics come in many materials, shapes, and sizes. To create lightweight yet sturdy prosthetics, we explore 3D printing in plastic, carbon fiber, steel, and titanium. In addition, we investigate different methods of actuation such as miniature 3D printed gearboxes for fingers and twisted coil polymers. While some of these parts may look like something out of Star Wars, these are more than just computer-generated images. These prosthetics are real and they work for real people.  

D1: Effective Configuration and Authoring of Interactive Prompting Templates

Date: 8/15/14

Abstract/Detailed Overview

In today's workplace, it is typical for mentors and/or coaches to train and assist employees in executing tasks required by their job. With advancements in technology, these coaches can often be replaced by a computer with a prompting system that walks the employee through a task. This project studies the effectiveness of media (text, audio, video, and graphics) implemented in various ways.

BIRD Past Research Projects

D1: Effective Configuration and Authoring of Interactive Prompting Templates

Date: 8/15/14

Abstract/Detailed Overview

In today's workplace, it is typical for mentors and/or coaches to train and assist employees in executing tasks required by their job. With advancements in technology, these coaches can often be replaced by a computer with a prompting system that walks the employee through a task. This project studies the effectiveness of media (text, audio, video, and graphics) implemented in various ways.