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Cook named a fellow of National Academy of Inventors

By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

PULLMAN, Wash. – Diane Cook, a Washington State University researcher who created one of the first, fully instrumented, smart home test sites and has equipped 100 smart apartments with sensor networks in 10 countries, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. » More …

Scientist develops gene therapy for muscle wasting

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Dan-RodgersPULLMAN, Wash. – A discovery by Washington State University scientist Dan Rodgers and collaborator Paul Gregorevic could save millions of people suffering from muscle wasting disease. » More …

Immigrant finds a home providing homes for elderly

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

WSBDC-LOGOFERNDALE, Wash. – As an immigrant from Ethiopia, Bizu Getachew depended on housekeeping and caregiving work “for survival” when she moved to Seattle in 1996. But while employed at an adult family home, she realized she enjoyed the work and was good at it. » More …

Research center advances work on smart environments

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

serc-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Someday, your phone may be so smart that it alerts you to get a decaf as you head to Starbucks, since you’ve already drunk five caffeinated cups of coffee that day. And sensors in your body may alert you to low insulin levels or the need for a deep drink of water. » More …

WSU physicist beams down to 73rd sci-fi convention this week

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Weber-mugPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University physicist Marc Weber will boldly go where he has not gone before – to address an audience at the Super Bowl of science fiction conventions. » More …

Researchers get $1.8M to improve hip, knee replacements

Bandyopadhyay-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have received support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve materials used in hip and knee replacements. » More …

Oct. 23 deadline: Seniors can sign up for health screenings

By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – College students studying to become healthcare professionals are looking for 90 senior citizens to sign up to receive two hours of free healthcare screenings on Friday, Oct. 24, in the Spokane University District. The deadline to RSVP is Oct. 23. » More …

WSU shares ‘smart home’ technology with the world

smart home sensors

 

Sensors are in place throughout this smart home.

 

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have received a National Science Foundation grant to share their “smart home in a box” technology with 60 institutions and scientists around the world in what will be the largest-ever installation of such home monitoring systems.

 

The collaborators will develop their own monitoring projects in a home or a lab and report back their results. With this data, the WSU researchers will be able to develop a system for using and sharing cutting-edge, smart environments data on … » More …