Data Storage and Interaction Using Magnetized Fabric

10 months ago
Allen School researchers have created smart fabrics and accessories that can store data and enable gesture recognition without the need for electronics, microprocessors or batteries. The fabric, which leverages the magnetic properties of conductive thread, can be read by the magnetometer embedded in most smartphones. Due to the electronic-free design, the fabric can be washed, […]

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Microsoft Translator in the Classroom

11 months ago
In July 2017, a group of Chinese students visiting from the University of Washington stopped by the Microsoft AI and Research offices to learn about Microsoft Translator’s speech translation technology. In this video, Will Lewis – Principal Technical PM for Microsoft Translator – demonstrated how the Translator live feature and Presentation Translator add-in for PowerPoint […]

Mixed Reality and Cross-Border Collaboration

11 months ago
The city of Vancouver, BC is becoming a hot spot in the field of virtual and augmented reality. Finger Food Studios and the BC Tech Association are working with the Cascadia Innovation Corridor to develop new cross-border partnerships and position the area as a global technology hub. Learn more here:

Cascadia Innovation Corridor Highlights

11 months ago
By focusing on research, economic development, and transportation, the Cascadia Innovation Corridor is enhancing greater connectivity, productivity and innovation for the nearly 12 million people living in British Columbia and Washington State. Learn more at:

PupilScreen: Using Smartphones to Assess Traumatic Brain Injury

12 months ago
University of Washington researchers are developing the first smartphone app capable of objectively screening athletes and others who may be suffering from concussion based on the pupillary light response. This reflex has been used to assess whether a patient has severe traumatic brain injury, and recent research indicates it can be useful in detecting milder […]

BiliScreen: Smartphone-based App for Measuring Adult Jaundice

12 months ago
University of Washington researchers have developed a smartphone app that accurately measures jaundice in adults using a selfie and an accessory. BiliScreen is a non-invasive alternative to to blood draws for measuring bilirubin levels in the blood stream. Excess bilirubin can be an indicator of a variety of health conditions – including pancreatic cancer, a […]

CovertBand: Activity Information Leakage Using Music

1 year ago
Paul G. Allen School researchers present CovertBand, which transforms commodity devices with microphones and speakers into active sonar systems capable of tracking people’s movement and activities – even through walls, doors and windows. The high-frequency sonar pulses are concealed within the beats of popular songs, making CovertBand indistinguishable. This means that an attacker can implement […]

Battery-free Cellphone

1 year ago
University of Washington engineers present the first battery-free cellphone design that consumes only a few micro-watts of power. The new design can sense speech, actuate the earphones, and switch between uplink and downlink communications, all in real time. The system developed by researchers from the Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering and the UW […]