As part of its work with the Wireless RERC, IMTC is an active participant in the V2 technical committee of the International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS).
Nexidia is a Georgia-based company founded in 2000 based upon basic research at Georgia Tech’s Interactive Media Technology Center, the Center for Signal and Image Processing, and the Georgia Tech Library. The company was co-founded by Dr. Mark Clements, Director, IMTC, and is commercializing the technology of high-speed wordspotting.
As a part of the SAGE program, the Georgia Tech Library and Information Center and IMTC have developed a CD-ROM entitled “National Security in the 21st Century”. The CD-ROM is intended to increase awareness of the threats to US national security in the new century, including nuclear proliferation, chemical and biological warfare, and information security. The CD looks at the problems, current initiatives underway to combat the problems, and possible new threats and solutions. The program was developed in conjunction with Senator Sam Nunn.
BITC and IMTC are undertaking a significant new research program in Telerehabilitation. The project, sponsored by the Department of Commerce’s Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program (TIIAP), is being led by the Shepherd Center, a specialty hospital in Atlanta focusing on spinal cord and brain injuries.
IMTC worked with the Biomedical Interactive Technology Center, the Medical College of Georgia, and the US Army Medical Center at Fort Dietrich, Maryland, to develop the Electronic House Call, a home based medical monitoring system. The system allows patients who are in stable condition, but need medical monitoring and evaluations, to return to their homes. The systems, connected to the patients' homes via the Internet, provide two way video and audio conferencing between the patient and the medical professional at the hospital and measurement of a number of vital signs, includin
An Improved Brain Mapping and Lesioning System for Pallidotomy Procedures
IMTC is a key player in an ongoing collaborative project between the Atlanta Ballet and Georgia Tech's Robert Ferst Center for the Arts. The project's charter is to find innovative ways to integrate technology and the arts, specifically dance. The project's first performance, "Non Sequitur,” featured a ballerina dancing with a computer animated "virtual" dancer and was shown on CNN's Future Watch program in May of 1994.
Tour into the music is a spatial audio demonstration. Presented is a 3D (graphical and audio) virtual orchestra in which a viewer can freely move through a performance hall to hear a musical performance from different auditory perspectives. This includes being far away from the stage or standing right next to any instrument being played during the performance. The user can even solo individual instruments and rearrange the musicians in real-time.
IMTC created a set of multimedia programs for student recruiting for Tech's new Student Success Center. This center is used for student recruiting, placement and many other services. The programs highlight Tech students, alumni, and campus life. The systems are designed for easy expansion as new programs are developed. The highlight of the program is being able to morph between famous GT alumni followed by a personal interview.
Metamorphopsia is a vision defect caused by a distorted retina in one or both eyes. The inflicted patient perceives this condition as a dynamic distortion the geometry of his environment. Metamorphopsia transforms the patient's world into a perpetual Escher-like environment. Mild horizontal distortions produce binocular depth perception errors as evident in the attached Figure. More severe horizontal distortions as well as vertical distortions cause ghosting or frank double vision. The patient finds navigating stairs or non-uniform topologies a challenge.