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    A transcontinental collaboration for women’s health , article

    Faculty and students at Virginia Tech and in Malawi, Africa, are working together to fight breast and cervical cancer by using technology and cost-saving creativity to improve women’s health care in the low-income country.

    Date: Sep 22, 2023
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    Students explore bamboo’s potential for sustainable housing in Ecuador , article

    Associate Professor Jonas Hauptman and a group of students teamed with the Regeneration Field Institute to build an experimental cabin on the institute’s 71.5-acre Los Arboleros Farm, a tropical dry forest in the rural, agrarian community of Chone, Ecuador.

    Date: Sep 21, 2023
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    Innovating around complex problems , article

    Virginia Tech inventors who contributed to the innovation ecosystem last year by disclosing 169 new innovations, executed 30 new license agreements with commercial partners, and created 10 new start-up companies, were honored at the second annual Celebrating Innovation event, last Monday.

    Date: Apr 28, 2023
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    Industrial Design students manufacture backpacks for Connection to Care program , video

    Working with Virginia Tech's Institute of Policy and Governance, students majoring in Industrial Design over several years have developed a backpack for the Connection to Care opioid crisis response program. The students traveled to Fairfield, Virginia to produce 50 prototype backpacks in collaboration with UTS Systems, a manufacturer of military grade shelters. The bags are intended to address the needs of individuals who are housing insecure or struggling with substance misuse, and will be given to the Drop-In Center in Roanoke, Virginia to be field tested so students can learn if improvements need to be made.

    Date: Dec 06, 2022
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    Designing help for aging in place , article

    About 40 third-year students studying industrial design received feedback on aging-in-place products they created from residents at Warm Hearth Village, a senior living community near the Blacksburg campus, on a recent Monday.

    Date: Oct 25, 2022
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    Designing better methods for aging in place , video

    Teams of industrial design students in the College of Architecture, Arts, and Design are meeting with residents of Warm Hearth Village for feedback on designs that can aid them in their homes. The students are working alongside SFCS, an architecture firm that specializes in aging in place.

    Date: Oct 13, 2022
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    Virginia Tech sustainability research impacts retirement community residents , article

    Through seed funding provided by the Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment, Jennifer Russell and her students are working with a retirement company to study how it could increase its sustainability efforts.

    Date: Sep 06, 2022
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    BioTech Couture Merges Engineering and Art through Bio Sensor Dress Design , video

    BioTech Couture is made up of two Biomedical Engineering students and two Industrial Design students. The team merged their love for fashion with their passion for engineering and design. The outcome is a highly immersive fashion show which features dresses that visualize data such as the models brainwaves, heart rate and respiration.

    Date: May 26, 2022
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    First cohort of Virginia Tech undergraduate biomedical engineers set to graduate this spring , article

    According to U.S. News and World Report, there are 175 schools in the United States with a biomedical engineering major. Virginia Tech’s program sets itself apart from others with its emphasis on foundational mechanics.

    Date: Apr 25, 2022
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    Providing health care in the digital age , article

    A transdisciplinary research team is working to increase access to health care in underserved communities by using technology to develop training systems for telemedicine cart users.

    Date: Jun 22, 2021
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    TLOS Sandbox Story: Think-A-Sketch , video

    Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies worked with Akshay Sharma, chair of the industrial design program in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, to test a new artificial intelligence-driven methodology for teaching 2D sketching to design students. The How2Sketch software, developed by a research collaboration from University College London, was adapted for use on a variety of devices by sketching students.

    Date: Mar 27, 2019