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Center for Gerontology Newsletter, Fall 2012
(Virginia Tech, 2012)
The Center for Gerontology newsletter, published twice annually, provides faculty and project updates, along with recognitions received by faculty and students in the area of age-related research and activities.
Conservation agriculture in urban deserts
Limited access to nutritious and affordable food is experienced by 23 million people in the US as they live in 'food desserts' making them food and health insecure. Resources such as land, water, labor and capital are used ...
Harvesting Energy from the Counterbalancing (Weaving) Movement in Bicycle Riding
Bicycles are known to be rich source of kinetic energy, some of which is available for harvesting during speedy and balanced maneuvers by the user. A conventional dynamo attached to the rim can generate a large amount of ...
The Emotion in Motion Experiment: Using an Interactive Installation as a Means for Understanding Emotional Response to Music
In order to further understand our emotional reaction to music, a museum-based installation was designed to collect physiological and self-report data from people listening to music. This demo will describe the technical ...
YourWellness: Designing an Application to Support Positive Emotional Wellbeing in Older Adults
Emotional wellbeing is an important indicator of overall health in adults over 65. For some older people, age-related declines to physical, cognitive or social wellbeing can negatively impact on their emotional wellbeing, ...
Design of a Mobile Brain Training Tool for Seniors: Motivational Requirements
The overall goal of this project is to design, develop, and validate a mobile phone-based ‘brain training’ software suite targeted at senior users, using iterative person-centered design methodologies, that will permit a ...
Engineering News : Spring 2012
(Virginia Tech. College of Engineering, 2012)
HokieSpeed, the new super computer from Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, debuted in December 2011 under the guidance of Wu Feng, associate professor with the computer science and electrical and computer engineering ...
2012 CPES Annual Report
(Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2012)
The Center for Power Electronics Systems at Virginia Tech is a research center dedicated to improving electrical power processing and distribution that impact systems of all sizes – from battery – operated electronics to ...
Toward neurobehavioral metrics of social function: Examples from autism
Pearl Chiu, researcher at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, describes the use of behavioral economic games and functional magnetic resonance imaging in the exploration of social symptoms of autism and lists ...
Emotion socialization and socio-emotional development
Julie Dunsmore of the social development lab discussed family attitudes toward emotion and emotional communication, child outcomes, and relevant research findings, and suggests applying basic developmental research to ...