Industry Innovation Day Schedule


Registration & Breakfast

Welcome Address

Beth Mynatt, Executive Director, Institute for People and Technology at Georgia Tech

Plenary: What Makes a Smart City Healthy?

Chris Greer, Senior Executive for Cyber-Physical Systems, Director of the Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office, and National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)


Panel Discussion: Creating Smarter Systems for Health and Wellness

In this panel we will explore how to make systems of people and technology smarter in their mission of supporting health and wellness. Many possibilities exist: real time awareness and response; more efficient distribution of resources; new models of proactive, accountable healthcare; and context-aware mobile technologies. We aim to unravel complex systems that evaluate human challenges and goals as well as understanding new & emerging technologies and how they integrate to address the changing needs of our society.

Margaret Wagner Dahl, Associate Vice President, Information Technology and Analytics, Georgia Institute of Technology

Steve Derbis, Innovation Development Director, Anthem Innovation Studio 

Sagdrina Jalal, Executive Director, Georgia Farmers Market Association

Michelle Ossmann, Director for Healthcare Environments, Steelcase Health

Moderator: Beth Mynatt, Executive Director, Institute for People and Technology at Georgia Tech


Intelligent Health Project Previews

Using Online Data to Combat Human Trafficking
Amy Bruckman, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

Campus Life
Munmun De Choudhury, Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

Geo-Visualization for Public Health and Civic Data
John Stasko, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

Designing for Teens' Engagement with Digital Health
Lauren Wilcox, Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

Using AR to Train Healthcare Workers in Containment of Highly Infectious Diseases
Maribeth Gandy, Director, Interactive Media Technology Center

DocPlot: A visual exploration of physician networks
Rahul Basole, Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

Networking Lunch

Plenary: Intelligent Humans Meet Intelligent Machines: Building Disruptive Ecosystems for Health Innovation

Jordan Amadio, MD, MBA, Faculty Neurosurgeon, University of Texas Dell Seton Medical Center, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, NeuroLaunch accelerator


IPaT Innovation Spotlight

Passive Haptic Learning and Rehabilitation
Thad Starner, Professor, Georgia Tech School of Interactive Computing

Georgia Tech's Passive Haptic Learning gloves teach the "muscle memory" of how to play piano melodies without the learner's active attention. These gloves can also help wearers recover sensation in their hands after a traumatic event, such as a partial spinal cord injury. The PHL gloves are fingerless gloves equipped with vibrators at each knuckle. As a mobile MP3 player plays each note of a song, the gloves tap the finger that corresponds to the respective piano key. In testing, users can learn the first 45 notes of simple songs like "Amazing Grace" in 30 minutes while concentrating on reading comprehension exams. Similar gloves can passively teach a wearer how to key and read Braille or Morse Code in four hours without active attention. 

Researchers have extended the work to Passive Haptic Rehabilitation helping people with tetraplegia due to partial spinal cord injury improve sensation and dexterity in their affected hands. In the future, they hope to extend the gloves to help with other conditions such as stroke, MS, ALS, and Parkinson's.

One Misplaced Touch Can Kill Someone? A Story From Problem to Solution
Luka Antolic-Soban, Co-Founder, Sanus Solutions

Although hospitals have made progress in preventing post-operation infection, a significant number of patients are still infected every year, specifically with surgical site infections. ORCA, or Operating Room Asepsis System, uses computer vision and artificial intelligence to help hospital professionals make more informed decisions and prevent surgical site infection. Former Georgia Tech computer science students Luka Antolic-Soban and Klaus Zeng initially developed ORCA as part of the Spring 2017 Convergence Innovation Competition. They’ve since graduated and co-founded Sanus Solutions, an accelerate company part of the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC). Georgia Tech’s Create-X has also chosen them to participate in their summer 2018 program.

NeuroGlass: A Mobile Brain-Computer Interface for Locked-in Communication
Adriane B. Randolph Associate Professor, Kennesaw State University

Over half a million people in the world who are living locked into their bodies may significantly improve their quality of life through the use of a mobile, non-invasive, brain-computer interface. The Kennesaw State University BrainLab is working to pair neural input with Google Glass in the form of a non-traditional assistive technology device for communication and control. We have developed a working prototype that takes input from an evoked brain response to trigger the four basic interface commands for Google Glass: swipe left, swipe right, swipe down, and tap to select.

Former Georgia Tech visiting researcher, Adriane Randolph, first began researching brain-computer interfaces under the direction of professor Melody Moore Jackson over fifteen years ago. She is working to improve the quality of life for individuals with severe motor disabilities as well as improve the quality of interactions with systems by all users using neurophysiological tools.

Closing Remarks

Beth Mynatt, Executive Director, Institute for People and Technology at Georgia Tech

2:00 - 3:00PM
Tech Square Open House

2:00 - 5:00PM
GVU Center & Digital Media Research Showcase

Explore the Technology Square Research Building and learn about exciting research undertaken at Georgia Tech at the GVU Center & Digital Media Research Showcase.