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Plunder Panic

Executive SummaryIn 1972 Atari released the first mass produced video game, “Pong,” which became an instant hit. Since then, video games have risen to become interwoven into the digital fabric of society. A study conducted in 2015 found that more than 150 million Americans play video games and 42% of Americans play video games for at le...
Published: 6/4/2018   |   Inventor(s): Brian Winn, William Jeffery
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Communication, Telecommunications and Internet, Computer Software

Growing Up Hmong at the Crossroads (documentary)

Executive SummaryFour children of former Hmong refugees embark from their home in Minnesota on a milestone journey to trace their family history in Laos, Thailand and France. In their earnest search for their cultural roots, Justin, Joshua, Bella and Maipa open a door into the world of children born to former war refugees and what it means to grow ...
Published: 4/11/2018   |   Inventor(s): Safoi BabanA-Hampton
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Communication, Education & Training

Hmong Memory at the Crossroads (documentary)

Executive Summary Liachoua Lee, a Hmong-American from Rochester Hills, Michigan, revisits his past as a former refugee and son of Hmong veterans of the French Indochina War (1946-1954), and of the American Secret War in Laos (1961-1975), by revisiting places that carry traces of his personal history and the emotional scars left by the war. Lee&rsqu...
Published: 4/11/2018   |   Inventor(s): Safoi BabanA-Hampton, Swarnavel Eswaran Pillai, Marjorie Helms, Cedric Naolu Lee
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Communication, Education & Training

An Intelligent Home-Based Sensing System for Indoor Air Quality Analytics

Executive SummaryAirSense provides homeowners with a tool to monitor and mitigate indoor air pollutants. This intelligent indoor air quality (IAQ) monitoring and analytics system works with air quality sensors to automatically detect pollution, identify its sources, determine its risk level and provide actionable suggestions to improve air quality....
Published: 11/8/2017   |   Inventor(s): Mi Zhang, Biyi Fang, Taiwoo Park, Qiumin Xu
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Computer Software, Communication, Computer Hardware

DeepASL: A Wearable System for Unobtrusive End-to-End American Sign Language Translation

Executive SummaryThere is a large community of Americans (roughly one million persons in the US) with vocal communication disabilities, who would benefit from technology to improve non-verbal communication. MSU researchers have developed an unobtrusive hands-free device capable of tracking hand motion and provides sentence level translation in real...
Published: 11/8/2017   |   Inventor(s): Mi Zhang, Biyi Fang, Jillian Co
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Computer Software, Communication

A Smart Device-based Depression Behavior Monitoring Platform for Enhancing College Counseling Services

Executive SummaryDepression is the leading health issue on college campuses in the U.S. Today, college students are dealing with depression at some of the highest rates in decades. Unfortunately, university counseling centers (UCCs), which are the primary access points for students to receive mental health services, are facing significant challenge...
Published: 11/3/2017   |   Inventor(s): Mi Zhang, Jingbo Meng
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Computer Software, Communication, Analytical Instruments, Therapeutic

Ultra Low Power Data Transfer

Executive SummaryThe number of devices connected to the internet (smartphones, tablets, sensors, etc.) is estimated to grow to approximately 50 billion by 2020. In addition to the devices that the user interacts with directly (phone, PC, etc.) there is a large number of autonomous entities including temperature sensors, home security systems, garag...

Regenerating Code uses Rate-matching to Improve Retrieval from Hostile Networks

Executive SummaryA combination of two new regenerating algorithms increases the ability to recover information in a hostile network. This layered approach yields a more efficient and reliable way of detecting and correcting malicious nodes.Description of TechnologyIn a hostile network, conventional regeneration codes struggle to restore corrupt nod...
Published: 11/3/2017   |   Inventor(s): Jian Ren, Jian Li, Tongtong Li
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Computer Software, Communication

Interference Remediation Technology Strengthens Network Service Quality

Executive SummaryResource Management with Interference Pre-cancellation (RMIP) mitigates signal interference in a cellular network before it reaches the mobile device. This new technique improves the quality of network service while increasing the data transfer rate. Description of TechnologyMobile station (MS) signal interference has increased wit...
Published: 8/30/2017   |   Inventor(s): Li Xiao, ChiN-Jung Liu
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Communication, Computer Software

Radio-based Sensing for Untethered Activity and Vital Sign Monitoring

Executive SummaryA novel radio-based modality improves the quality of information from wearable monitors while maintaining user privacy. This new technology captures accurate full body motion and respiration with a contact free approach. Description of TechnologyCurrent wearable monitors have three main drawbacks: IMUs can not provide full body mo...
Published: 8/30/2017   |   Inventor(s): Mi Zhang, Biyi Fang, Nicholas Lane, Fahim Kawsar, Aidan Boran
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Telecommunications and Internet, Communication
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