Penn State

Conrad Tucker, Penn State associate professor of engineering design and industrial engineering, compares VideoVitals' reading against that of a Masimo Rad-97 patient monitoring device. (Photo courtesy Penn State)

By Jonah Comstock 04:01 pm December 10, 2018
Researchers from Penn State and Johns Hopkins, backed by a $100,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are developing technology that could read peoples' vital signs from up to four feet away using only a cellphone camera.  The team has published a detailed account of the work in the open access journal Biomedical Optics Express. But the funding from the foundation will allow the...
By Jonah Comstock 02:55 pm February 27, 2017
A study of 172 college students at Penn State shows that interactivity, perceived interactivity, and a conversational tone can all impact how engaged users are with a health assessment tool and what impressions they walk away with after using the tool. The study was conducted by S. Shyam Sundar, a professor of communications at Penn State and co-director of the Media Effects Research Laboratory,...
By Jonah Comstock 07:48 am September 20, 2013
Johns Hopkins University DreamIt Health, the healthcare-focused branch of Philadelphia startup accelerator DreamIt Ventures, is launching a Baltimore, Maryland class in partnership with Johns Hopkins University. BioHealth Innovation, an organization geared toward bringing more innovation and entrepreneurship to Maryland, is co-sponsoring the class with Hopkins. The company will seek...