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First Week of Research Assistant's Work and Ideas

Laura: This week I’ve been looking into different ways that students can immerse themselves and learn about different cultures using Google Cardboard and HTC Vive. The most promising thing that I found is an exciting new VR software called ImmerseMe. ImmerseMe is an immersive language learning program that (when it comes out) will be available on iOs and Android via Cardboard. So, through virtual reality you could be sitting at a cafe in Paris, and practice your French by ordering a coffee.

WRC Members to Present at Conferences

Portland Oregon evening skyline by Jeremy Woodhouse

Several WRC members will be presenting their current research at upcoming conferences. We look forward to meeting with those who will be attending the conferences as well! 

New Technical Descriptions of Wearables

An athlete performing the clean-and-jerk.

Barbell accelerometer? Soundbrenner Pulse? Read the following to learn about these technologies.

Learning Through Rating

WRC RAs sorting and coding student papers

The Research Assistants worked in collaboration with our lead researchers and professors Joe and Jason this past week on creating and using 6 criteria to rate short papers of the professor’s student’s work. They were rated in 6 criteria: purpose, focus, structure, style, analysis, and clarity.

Welcome, Fall 2016 RAs!

research assistants group picture fall 2016

Left to right: Xander, Nathan, Azana

WRC welcomes three research assistants to the team this semester. The RAs are undergraduate students interested in learning more about wearables and emerging technologies, and are devoted to assisting the core members of the team to conduct their respective research and studies. 


WRC specials

WRC is a space collaborators share inquiry into different aspects of research involving wearable and emerging technologies. We keep this column updated monthly to showcase some of the works our collaborators have embarked upon.