Quickfire Blog Post 1 – Pranavi Kotagiri

* Post 3 links to exemplar trans-disciplinary collectives/labs/companies. Write one sentence explaining what is unique about each linked entity.

  1. Bionic Eye Technologies, Inc.
    • This company has projects such as the Bionic eye to help visually impaired patients, bridging the two disciplines of medical sciences and engineering.
  2. Endolite
    • Endolite is a company under Blatchford, Inc. which specializes in prosthetic. They help amputees get back to living life normally.
  3. 3D Interaction Group
    • Virginia Tech’s very own HCI lab, 3D interaction group, specializes in virtual reality applications which perform a wide range of tasks.

* Post 3 links to exemplar trans-disciplinary projects. Write one sentence explaining what is unique about each linked entity.

  1. Here Active Listening
    • This project combines two different fields: engineering and medicine, to create an experience for the medically disabled to hear better once again.
  2. Tattoo Camouflages
    • Basma Hameed uses paramedic cosmetic tattooing (bringing art and cosmetic surgery to help a cause) to help burn victims, such as herself, conceal their scars with permanent makeup and scar camouflaging.
  3. Fitbit
    • This product and application helps people track their body’s habits and cycles to understand themselves and set a course to reach their fitness goals.
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