Social Media and Nurses

Updated on May 12, 2014

In this work, we survey a diverse collection of nurses from a variety of fields on how they use the Internet and social media, what formal training or education they have with respect to technology, and what role their employers play in determining how they use technology in providing medical care. Based on the results of this survey, we identify improvements and reccomend training to certain groups of nurses. plus More information

Tdap Vaccination

Updated on May 12, 2014

The goal of this project is to statistically evaluate both the level of knowledge about the pertussis disease and the acceptance rate of the Tdap vaccine among a group of college professors (who are likely to have regular contact with young children or grandchildren). We break down our survey results into professors from various age groups, academic disciplines, and their vaccination status, and look for correlations within the data. Based on the results of this initial survey, we then will consider the usefulness of a followup vaccination program. plus More information

Fixing TIM

Updated on May 12, 2014

This project presents an interactive system for visualizing protein structural and sequence information in multiple linked views, with the overall goal of identifying functional mutations within protein families. These mutations can be identified by examining differences in the sequences of a family of proteins in a multiple sequence alignment, or can be identified within the three-dimensional renderings of the proteins based on expert knowledge of active regions. plus More information

MOSBIE Model Browser

Updated on May 12, 2014

In this work, we present the development and features of a journaling system to meet the challenges involved with the comparison and tracking of the iterative development of rule-based models. A small multiples view displays the contact map rendering of each model in the development family. Users can interactively compare the similarities and differences between pairs of models, or search for models which contain an individual structure. plus More information

RuleBender

Updated on January 5, 2013

RuleBender is a development environment for the BioNetGen language, containing a visual debugger, model simulator, and results viewer. The goal of this project is to facilitate rule-based modeling construction, simulation, and analysis in an integrated system. plus More information

2D Glyphs and Multidimensional Data: Gun Availability and Firearm Homicides

Updated on May 2, 2011

This project presents an interactive visualization using 2D Glyphs to represent multidimensional data on geographic maps. We display annual county-level data on firearm homicide rates and gun availability, as well as various socio-demographic measures, in multiple linked views. A statistical significance filter was also implemented as a visual means to validate exploratory hypotheses. Results from expert evaluations indicate that our methods outperform standard statistical graphics alone in showing spatial and temporal relationships. plus More information

Rosetta Fist

Updated on May 2, 2011

With new technology constantly pushing the frontiers of our imagination, the next generation of software will focus on innovative user input. Rosetta Fist (think Rosetta Stone, the language tutoring software) was an interactive American Sign Language (ASL) tutoring system. We utilized the infrared camera in an ordinary Nintendo Wiimote to track points on a glove, allowing the user's hand motions to be tracked. plus More information