Static visualizations have analytic and expressive value. However, many interactive tasks cannot be completed using static visualizations. As datasets grow in size and complexity, static visualizations start losing their analytic and expressive power for interactive data exploration. Despite this limitation of static visualizations, there are still many cases where visualizations are limited to being static (e.g., visualizations on presentation slides or posters). We believe in many of these cases, static visualizations will benefit from allowing users to perform interactive tasks on them.
The earlier autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is detected, the earlier children can receive intervention services, resulting in improved social, cognitive, and adaptive skills. Birth to 5 years is an especially critical time for identifying potential signs of delayed or unusual development that may indicate ASD. Tracking children's development can lead to an earlier diagnosis, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides developmental monitoring tools for this through its ‚ "Learn the Signs. Act Early" program.
Came From Nothing is an interactive documentary that chronicles the incredible life story of Benjamin "Big Mouth Ben" Graham, an entrepreneur and motivational entertainer in Atlanta's Historic Sweet Auburn community. Big Mouth Ben overcame 17 years of addiction and homelessness on Auburn Avenue to open, together with his wife Tanya, a convenience store just two blocks from the same bridge under which he once slept.
Campus Tour is an augmented reality experience of Georgia Tech's campus. Once the channel is loaded in Argon, a standards-based Augmented Reality (AR) web browser developed by the Augmented Environments Lab. The tour gives information to users through text, pictures and videos. Stops on the tour are panoramic images.Within the panoramas are points of interests that once clicked reveal more information about their topic. Campus Tour allows users to remotely enjoy the beauty of campus or to learn more about Tech while on campus.
College students encounter many challenges in the pursuit of their educational goals. When these challenges are prolonged, they can have drastic consequences on health and on personal, social, and academic life. Our multi-institution project, called CampusLife, conceptualizes the student body as a quantified community to quantify, assess, infer, and understand factors that impact well-being.
Captioning on Glass is an on-going project creating an app for Google Glass with a companion Android phone app to assist the hard-of-hearing in everyday conversations. We are also working on another version of this app, "Translation on Glass", which will add the ability to translate between English and another language.
Healthcare big data is being widely touted as a potential resource for curbing costs and improving outcomes. However, numerous challenges remain for leveraging this data to its full potential. In this position paper, we identify the difficulties that characterize clinical data, based on our experiences working with pediatric asthma data from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
The Content Aggregation System for Election Observation (CASE) will aggregate real-time election observation data from formal observer missions and social media sources. Our new system, combining the power of crowdsourced data from social media with the precision of formal observers in the field, will create a first-ever fully integrated monitoring system. Simple technical interfaces will allow users to share particular information in real-time while still maintaining necessary data security and privacy.
This research project aims to develop computational and analytic approaches that can utilize Crisis Text Line's conversations to examine, quantify, and understand ‚"minority stress" and thereafter glean meaningful insights into the unique mental health challenges and needs of LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) individuals.
Working with Dr. Denise Herzing of the Wild Dolphin Project, we are creating wearable computers for conducting two-way communication experiments with cetaceans. With CHAT, one researcher uses the waterproof system to broadcast a sound, associated with an object with which dolphin's like to play. A second researcher, upon detecting the sound, passes the object to the first. The researchers pass objects back and forth, further associating the sound with the object. The goal is to see if the dolphins mimic the sound in order to "ask" for the play object.
CHAT (Cetacean Hearing Augmentation & Telemetry) is a wearable underwater computer system, engineered to assist researchers in establishing two-way communication with dolphins. The project seeks to facilitate the study of marine mammal cognition by providing a waterproof mobile computing platform. An underwater speaker and keyboard enables the researchers to generate whistles. The system is equipped with a two channel hydrophone array used for localization and recognition of specific responses that are translated into audio feedback.
Spiritual care is an important aspect of palliative care. Yet, there are few educational tools to prepare nurses and doctors for conversations about their patients' spirituality. With the intention of being used as part of a larger education program- this chatbot simulates patient responses to help the user practice these often delicate conversations. The chatbot's responses were created using social media data mined from online support groups.
CheckDroid is a service for Android development teams to test and support their applications on different devices. We are creating the next generation testing & debugging tools for mobile developers. Testing mobile apps across different platforms is challenging because of the sheer number of device types -- 22 iOS devices & 18K Android devices. This is often referred to as the Fragmentation problem.