Michelle Therrien, doctoral student at Penn State is working with 3- to 5-year-olds diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, who also have trouble communicating through the spoken word, as part of a study that she hopes will improve children’s ability to make friends with peers who do not have communicative disabilities.
Members of the forest technology faculty at the Pennsylvania College of Technology have acquired five iPad Minis and loaded them with forestry-specific programming from Forest Metrix in Vermont. Penn College is the only forestry program in Pennsylvania to use the new technology in the classroom and in the forest.
Nikki Hill, a postdoctoral fellow in Penn State’s College of Nursing who works with older adults, wants to improve the lives of people living with memory loss and is developing an app that might offer a solution.
At the request of St. Vincent Hospital and the Allegheny Health Network, Penn State Behrend Sports Medicine has begun implementing C3 Logix concussion testing. Conducted via iPads, the program was developed by iComet Technologies, a Cleveland Clinic Innovations spinoff company, and includes a computerized neurocognitive exam.