Author Archives: jarradr

Myalysis Tweetment

Though in-home technologies are allowing more people to manage their own dialysis treatments at home (with some even letting the process run overnight while they sleep), my idea for the Innovation Competition had to do with the more traditional in-clinic … Continue reading

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C21U TechBurst Competition voting still open

My current research focus is on student-led video as a tool to aid in teaching and learning in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) classroom. I have completed several projects incorporating this idea into undergraduate courses at Tech, the … Continue reading

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An analysis of the VA TeleHealth system

An analysis of the VA TeleHealth system

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Pervasive education systems can help prisoners. Can they not help the homeless?

http://www.npr.org/2011/05/01/135841052/sheriffs-program-teaches-prisoners-to-get-out-of-jail This article speaks to recent efforts made to introduce education to incarcerated persons in the hopes that they may be more able to function in society upon release from prison. The notion of an “embedded” education system can be … Continue reading

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Resource for basement and attic conversions

http://www.hgtv.com/income-property/show/index.html This website/television show often profiles various interesting attempts at utilizing space for alternate purposes. Especially intriguing to me are the use of outdoor areas, placement of bathrooms, location of stairs, and efforts at energy conservation.

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Utilizing industrial watt-hour measurement devices as personal power meters

http://www.powerlogic.com/literature/EnergyMeter_3020HO0002R908.pdf This is information relating to the meter used in the attic and basement conversions mentioned in the other postings. This device allows for certain sections of the house (as defined by layout of electrical panel) to be separately metered.

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Before and after photos of Midtown Atlanta “smart” attic conversion

Before and after photos of the attic conversion mentioned in the previous blog post, and an explanation of how this apartment can be considered to be “smart”

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