• Designing for Food Justice with Hunger-Focused Nonprofits. Nov 4, 2013 | No Comments

    Designing for Food Justice with Hunger-Focused Nonprofits.

    Research Team: Lynn Dombrowski, Gillian R. Hayes, Melissa Mazmanian Food inequality is large social problem faced by many lower-socioeconomic individuals. As food assistance demands rise, hunger-based nonprofits struggle to help their communities fulfill local food needs. This work examines how technology can support the goals of hunger-focused nonprofits. Novel technological systems can address large social […]

  • Estrellita: Helping Caregivers and Clinicians of Preterm Infants Nov 21, 2011 | 1 Comment

    Estrellita: Helping Caregivers and Clinicians of Preterm Infants

    We are designing, developing, and deploying an innovative and feasible mobile solution for collecting infant and caregiver observations of daily living (ODLs), sharing these data with their clinical providers, and visualizing and summarizing these data for both the parents and clinicians caring for these children. This system, called Estrellita, has been shown to be helpful in preliminary pilot studies, and now we are expanding its capabilities and evaluating Estrellita in a longitudinal field deployment.

  • Cooking with gas sensors Nov 7, 2015 | No Comments

    Cooking with gas sensors

    As food cooks, it releases various smells that can be used to discern its progress; however, humans cannot always discern these subtle changes. We are investigating how gas sensors can be used to not only detect these changes, but provide meaningful information to the cook. This investigation comes in three major parts. First, we must […]

  • Slow Refresh Tactile Displays Nov 7, 2015 | No Comments

    Large format refreshable tactile displays, to the extent that they exist, are traditionally far too costly for the individuals that need them most. In this project we are exploring the use of 3D printing and low cost electronics to build modular refreshable displays that communicate digital information tactilely for people with visual impairment. Establishing new […]

  • Interactive Visual Support Technologies for Autism: vSked, Mocotos, and SenseCam Jun 26, 2010 | No Comments

    Interactive Visual Support Technologies for Autism: vSked, Mocotos, and SenseCam

    Project: Visual schedules and choice boards are tools used in current best practices for helping children with autism and other special needs. These non-verbal kids need help communicating their choices, understanding time and activities, and so on. We are working with Windows SmartPhone, Linux small displays, and large touchscreen-enabled platforms to develop solutions that ease […]

  • Food Assistance Outreach with e-Government Applications Oct 1, 2011 | No Comments

    Food Assistance Outreach with e-Government Applications

    Food assistance outreach workers assist clients in applying for governmental nutrition assistance programs utilizing both offline and online application systems. These outreach workers make e-Government applications and services accessible to their client populations, by engaging in extensive human effort on behalf of their clients by negotiating information exchanges between governmental organizations and individual clients, fostering client and government relationships, and non-directly supporting and explaining underlying governmental processes to clients.

  • Technologies for Autism: Mosoco, An Interactive Social Compass Jan 4, 2011 | No Comments

    Technologies for Autism: Mosoco, An Interactive Social Compass

    Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often demonstrate impairments in social skills. Social skills training is an effective way to develop age and functioning-level social skills to be used in a variety of situations. One successful curriculum that is currently in use in schools for teaching social skills to students with ASD is the Social Compass.

  • Software Developer Accessibility Awareness Nov 7, 2015 | No Comments

    Standards for governing accessibility in software systems were established over two decades ago, yet poor compliance continues to pose challenges for the individuals dependent on these systems. This project seeks to understand the relationship between compliance, awareness and attitudes of accessibility within the software development community.By understanding why software systems are not accessible, we can […]

  • WellConnect Sep 29, 2012 | No Comments

    WellConnect

    The goal of WellConnect is to improve mental health services for low-income urban youth by increasing this population’s awareness of their own mental health. Smartphones grant opportunity for improved care. Through the use of smart phones, the individuals will be able to monitor their daily activities.

  • Wearable Cognitive Assistant Jun 11, 2015 | No Comments

    Wearable Cognitive Assistant

    Evaluation of the pairs of children with autism’s social relationships behaviors observed during Zody iPad game and Lego play sets.


Projects
BrainTrack
Nov 7, 2015 | No Comments
Children suffering from a mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) are currently unlikely to follow recovery protocols and little is...
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STAR students given best paper nods
Oct 2, 2016 | No Comments
We are excited to announce that Kate Ringland et. al. and Oliver Haimson et. al. have both acknowledgement on their recent publications...

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STAR students given best paper nods
Oct 2, 2016 | No Comments
We are excited to announce that Kate Ringland et. al. and Oliver Haimson et. al. have both acknowledgement on their recent publications...

Kate Ringland wins ARCS Fellow Scholar Award
Oct 2, 2016 | No Comments
STAR lab gives congratulations to Kate Ringland who was awarded and ARCS Fellow Scholar award for 2016-2018! The National ARCS...

Research makes news
Mar 22, 2016 | No Comments
Understanding Social Media Disclosures of Sexual Abuse Through the Lenses of Support Seeking and Anonymity has been receiving...


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STAR students given best paper nods
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STAR students given best paper nods
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STAR students given best paper nods
We are excited to announce that Kate Ringland et. al. and Oliver Haimson et. al. have both acknowledgement on their recent publications...
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STAR students given best paper nods
We are excited to announce that Kate Ringland et. al. and Oliver Haimson et. al. have both acknowledgement on their recent publications...
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STAR students given best paper nods
We are excited to announce that Kate Ringland et. al. and Oliver Haimson et. al. have both acknowledgement on their recent publications...
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