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Linearization and Efficiency Enhancement Techniques for Digital Wireless Transmitters

Executive SummaryWireless digital transmitters offer numerous benefits versus conventional analog systems, including reduced footprint and power consumption. A recent innovation developed at MSU can help further these advantages, while also enhancing performance linearity. Description of TechnologyOur novel design improves system performance for Cl...
Published: 9/25/2018   |   Inventor(s): Sangmin Yoo, Si-Wook Yoo
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Communication, Computer Hardware, Devices, Telecommunications and Internet

Language Learning App Game

Executive SummaryLearning a new language is a difficult journey to undergo; even more so with languages that rely heavily on tone inflection. The Mandarin language in particular alters words in their entirety based on the tone used. For instance the English sound “ma” can mean mother, flax, horse, or to yell depending on the tonal infle...

The Living History Project: Stories Told by Michigan’s Oldest Old

Executive SummaryThe “oldest old” is a term used to describe people 85 years of age and older. This group is the fastest-growing age cohort in the world, and their lives span a century of history. In this documentary, award-winning director Geri Alumit Zeldes and her team at MSU have captured the individual histories of Michigan’s...
Published: 9/10/2018   |   Inventor(s): Geraldine Zeldes, Linda Keilman, Eric Freedman
Keywords(s):   Category(s): Communication

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...
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