When three first-year ATLAS master's students in the Social Impact track of the Creative Technology and Design program learned of the staggering suicide rate of male farmers in rural India and the suffering that ensues for their surviving family members, they wanted to explore effective interventions.
Professor Franck Vernerey and ATLAS Assistant Professor Carson Bruns received $477,000 from the National Science Foundation to begin research on a new kind of biocompatible actuator that contracts and relaxes in only one dimension, like muscles.
ATLAS Assistant Professor Carson Bruns discusses how nanotechnology can give tattoos biomedical applications. He discusses recently-published research on tattoos that alert an individual when their skin needs protection by employing ink that is only visible when exposed to UV light.
At a time when the field of human-computer interaction is becoming more important than ever, ATLAS researchers are making substantial contributions, contributing nine papers and two workshops to CHI '20.