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Aaron Steinfeld, Jeff Bigham and John Zimmerman received a 5-year renewal of their RERC on Accessible Public Transportation.
Alex Hauptmann received funding from the CMU Disruptive Health Technology Institute for a computerized coach for proper inhaler use.
Fernando De La Torre received funding from the CMU Disruptive Health Technology Institute to develop techniques for detecting symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.
Jim Osborn received funding for a "Successful Aging" project from CMU's Metro21 initiative.
Jason Hong's team has been selected to be part of the DARPA Brandeis project to advance the state of the art for privacy
Jennifer Mankoff and Scott Hudson have teamed up with E-nable in a new initiative for DIY maker-based assistive technologies.
Dan Siewiorek and Asim Smailagic are co-teaching Mobile and Pervasive Computing that features several QoLT-themed student projects.
Kris Kitani was named a Systems Scientist in the CMU Robotics Institute and is working with Dan Siewiorek, Asim Smailagic and Jim Osborn on computer vision-assisted life logging.
Steven Dow received an NSF CAREER grant and will soon be joining the UCSD Cognitive Science department.
Anind Dey was named Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute.
Martial Hebert was named Director of the Robotics Institute.
Reid Simmons will be taking a position as Program Director in the Robust Intelligence Cluster of the CISE Directorate at the National Science Foundation for two years beginning in January 2016.
Chris Harrison has started a new company called Qeexo.
Rory Cooper received the Joseph Engleberger award for Application.
Kate Seelman received a Community Hero award from Pittsburgh's Community Living and Support Services (CLASS).
Jodi Forlizzi delivered a keynote at 9th Internal Conference on Design and Semantics of Form and Movement.
SeungJun Kim presented a paper at CHI15 "Sensors Know When to Interrupt You In the Car: Detecting Driver Interruptibility Through Monitoring of Peripheral Interactions."
Judy Matthews and other QoLT faculty had "Usability of a Wearable Camera System for Dementia Family Caregivers" published in the Journal of Healthcare Engineering.
Scott Beach and Richard Schulz released the results and analysis of their recent Survey on Older Adults in Allegheny County.
Chris Atkeson was part of the Worchester Polytechnic Institute-led team that competed in the DARPA Robot Challenge.
Siddhartha Srinivasa's HERB (Home Exploring Robot Butler) is a star in National Geographic’s “Robots.”
Hartmut Geyer’s work in neuromuscular control strategies is showing great promise for lower limb prosthetics.