Texting in Braille
Georgia Tech researchers developed BrailleTouch, which lets people use a six-key Braille typing system on touchscreens.
Caring for Atlantans Before They are Born
Babies born early or at low birth weights (less than 5.5 pounds) often face a lifetime of mental or physical challenges. The Babies Born Healthy network, organized by the United Way, includes a range of projects and partners such as the March of Dimes and the Department of Public Health. One of its efforts is the Strong Start Initiative, launched this spring by Grady Health System and the United Way to help at-risk expectant mothers. Grady, along with New Millennium Obstetrics and Gynecology and Providence Women’s Healthcare, runs a program called Centering Pregnancy that provides prenatal programs in a group setting. In a pilot, 97 percent of participating moms delivered normal-weight babies.
Neuroscience in Meditation
Georgia Geiger and Marti Kitchens use brain behavior modification to resolve disputes in their Marietta practice, Above & Beyond Conflict.
Prostate Cancer Treatment
Interventional radiologist Dr. Henry Krebs III and Dr. Peter Rossi, medical director of radiation oncology at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, are the first in Georgia to offer the newly FDA-approved Xofigo (RA 223) to help patients with prostate cancer.
At the Ubiquitous Computing Research Group at Georgia Tech, professor Gregory Abowd and his team figure out cool ways computers can help in everyday life.
Healing the Brain
Because of research by Emory University neuroscientist Donald Stein the hormone progesterone is now in national and international trials and, if all goes well, could become a go-to treatment for traumatic brain injuries—as well as possibly strokes and brain tumors.
Healthy City Workers
As part of the City of Atlanta’s Healthier You Wellness Initiative, 500 city employees are taking part in a “Shred” weight-loss challenge.
Helping Do-Gooders Do Right by the Planet
Grants to Green, a partnership of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, the Kendeda Fund, and Southface, funds energy assessments and implementation awards that can help nonprofits make operational changes that save water, energy, and—vitally—cash.
Playful, Watchful Robot
Yu-Ping Chen, an assistant professor of physical therapy at Georgia State University, and Georgia Tech robotics professor Ayanna Howard are creating a robot that will help children with cerebral palsy improve their muscle control and motor skills.
Selling Solar Power
Georgia Power’s Advanced Solar Initiative lets homeowners and businesses sell solar-generated energy back to the company to offset the initial investment.
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