It takes pretty terrific technology to top Google.
And extraordinary images to outdo Sir David Attenborough.
Case Western Reserve and Cleveland Clinic did both Wednesday, winning the immersive virtual reality and augmented reality category in the 2016 Jackson Hole Science Media Awards competition.
HoloAnatomy, a demonstration app that allows people wearing the Microsoft HoloLens device to view a detailed three-dimensional hologram of the human body, emerged as the judges’ first choice during a gala celebration at the Harvard Art Museum. It bested two other finalists: Google’s Tilt Brush, a virtual reality program that allows users to “paint” in three dimensions, and Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Virtual Reality Dive, a 20-minute film that provides a 360-degree view of Australia’s natural wonder.
Robert Gao, chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Cady Staley Professor of Engineering, has been elected to the Academy of Fellows of the International Academy for Production Engineering.
Known as CIRP, the French acronym of the organization, the College International pour la Recherche en Productique is the world leading organization in manufacturing-related research. The academy has restricted membership based on demonstrated excellence in research and has some 600 academic and industrial members from 50 industrial countries.
Nathaniel Braman, a PhD student and researcher in the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics (CCIPD), was awarded the Terry M. Speth Service Professional Memorial Scholarship for Diagnostic Imaging Research.
Braman conducts research in the area of breast cancer imaging analytics. His current work focuses on the prediction of genetic subtype and chemotherapy response of breast tumors from textural features on dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI.
Anant Madabhushi, the F. Alex Nason Professor II of Biomedical Engineering and director of CCIPD, mentors Braman in these projects.
The Case Western Reserve University community is invited to attend the fall 2016 Ford Distinguished Lecture on Nov. 3 featuring Carla Mann Woods, CEO of Mann Healthcare Partners.
She has been developing and marketing medical devices for more than 20 years. She began her career at Pacesetter Systems, where she planned new technology applications and product needs for pacemakers. She joined Advanced Bionics, a neuromodulation company eventually acquired by Boston Scientific. During her tenure at Advanced Bionics/Boston Scientific, she led the business development, product development and marketing for products including the Precision Spinal Cord Stimulator, the BION® microstimulator, implantable infusion pumps and cochlear implants. For these products she holds more than 40 U.S. patents and was the shareholder representative in the Boston Scientific acquisition.
Eli Reshotko, the Kent H. Smith Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has been inducted into the NASA Glenn Research Center Hall of Fame.
Honored by NASA Glenn for his research contributions in aerodynamics and fluid mechanics, Reshotko is internationally renowned for his fundamental research on compressible boundary layers, their stability and transition.
He was officially inducted along with the rest of the class of 2016 at a ceremony on Sept. 14 held in the Mission Integration Center Auditorium at the NASA Glenn Research Center.