The Future Issue - Atlanta Magazine
 
 
 
Big Ideas

Author Stephanie Minor

  • Stephanie Minor

    Editorial Intern

    A junior at Emory University, with a double major in history and journalism, Minor is an editor for the arts and entertainment section of the Wheel, Emory’s student-run newspaper. To put herself through school, Minor also worked at the Hooters in Canton, GA, where she was nominated for Hooters Girls of the Year. An avid political enthusiast and former professional ballerina, she hopes to pursue a career in investigative journalism after she graduates.

 

Articles from the August 2012 issue -- and online extras

The Innovation Index

Breakthroughs, bright ideas, and brave new advances

Arthritis Simulation Gloves
Here’s a novel way to make jars and packages easier to open: Let manufacturers see what it’s like to handle products with arthritic hands. These gloves, developed by Georgia Tech Research Institute engineers, stiffen the joints and make it harder to grip, turn, and push down on lids. Some manufacturers are already using the empathy-inducing handwear in product trials, and builders are using them to test doorknobs and cabinet drawers. That should enable companies to prepare for an aging population. Read more...