The Future Issue - Atlanta Magazine
 
 
 
Big Ideas
 

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...

Your Perspective

Results of Atlanta magazine's reader survey

We've heard from the experts—and city hall. What do the rest of us have to say about the city's outlook? Here is the view from 250 Atlanta magazine readers who took our online survey in June 2012. Read more...