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Decimal Lab has been very busy this summer! With it rapidly coming to an end, we want to take some time to highlight some of what Decimal Lab has been up to. In addition to the progress made towards Decimal Lab’s Social Robots project, members of our team have attended numerous conferences this summer which we will examine below.

President’s Future Forum

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Dr. Isabel Pedersen speaking at the President’s Future Forum hosted by Ontario Tech University.

Decimal Lab’s summer opened with the President’s Future Forum at OnTechU, this year’s theme being Tech With a Conscience. Dr. Isabel Pedersen spoke at the first panel, alongside Dr. Tiago Falk of the University of Quebec, Domingo Huh from Thomson Reuters, and UX researcher Ilona Posner, moderated by Dr. …


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[Image Description: a green background with an illustrated arm holding a balanced scale with a heart on one side and a brain on the other side. Overtop the image, the text box at the top reads “FABRIC”. A text box in the centre of the image reads “Implanted and Embedded Medical Devices”. A text box at the bottom on the image reads “Curated by Katharin Gruber, Stephanie Gawtry, and Jonathan Peterson”].

Curators: Katharine Gruber, Stephanie Gawtry, and Jonathan Peterson | University of Minnesota | April 2019

Collection Editor: Isabel Pedersen
Acquisitions Editor: Ann Hill Duin
Collection Archivist: Sharon Caldwell

FABRIC is excited to release the final curated collection from our pilot collaboration project with the University of Minnesota, Implanted and Embedded Medical Devices.

This collection introduces the newest advances in implanted and embedded medical devices, spanning from the brain to the ankle. These devices are used to replace, repair, or enhance organ function and limbs. Some of the devices, such as the leadless pacemaker, have already been approved by regulatory agencies and are currently being used. …


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[Image Description: A pale yellow background with an illustration of a woman with long brown hair and a yellow sweater. She is wearing a VR/AR headset over her eyes. Overtop the image, the text box at the top reads “FABRIC”. A text box in the centre of the image reads “AR From Conception to Reality”. A text box at the bottom on the image reads “Curated by Rachel Blissenbach, Nathan Brummer, Danijela Krstic, and Christina Yoong].

Curators: Rachel Blissenbach, Nathan Brummer, Danijela Krstic and Christina Yoong | University of Minnesota | April 2019

Collection Editor: Isabel Pedersen
Acquisitions Editor: Ann Hill Duin
Collection Archivist: Sharon Caldwell

FABRIC is excited to release the curated collection, AR From Conception to Reality.

What is Augmented Reality, why is it important, and what industries does it affect? …

About

Decimal Lab

Researching and tracking wearable, implantable, and augmented reality devices to better understand their effects on human life and culture. @DecimalUOIT

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