17 Jul, 2017
Monitoring Babies’ Movement

Monitoring Babies’ Movement

The Integrated Media Systems Center has been working with Beth Smith at the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy to help examine poor motor development in infants. Smith has collected data from 12 typically developing infants and 24 infants at risk for developmental delay between birth and walking onset. Infants wore a sensor on each leg at home for 8 to 10 hours a day. Unlike current practice, where motor development is assessed by an expert during a limited time at the clinic, this study aims at providing a more straightforward and precise diagnostic method by relying on the sensors that collect details of the infant’s movements on a un-controlled environment and over an extended period. Early results have been positive and IMSC is helping analyze the sensor data to evaluate the infants' movement.

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21 Mar, 2017
The Most Hazardous Hour to Drive in LA?

The Most Hazardous Hour to Drive in LA?

Years of transportation research done by IMSC makes an impact in different disciplines and society. The most comprehensive database ever assembled on Los Angeles traffic is now accessible to drivers, journalists and policymakers, via a user-friendly platform built by IMSC. Thanks to collaboration between IMSC and the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, the project, “Crosstown Traffic,” provides new insights on congestion, road accidents and public transportation from 2012-2016.

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09 Mar, 2017
Crosstown Traffic

Crosstown Traffic

Integrated Media Systems Center and USC Annenberg School of Journalism have teamed up to analyze IMSC’s massive and ever-growing traffic database. Traffic data, particularly in a city such as this one, is unique in its ability to send us signals about the economy, quality of life, safety, and social and economic status in Los Angeles. Each team br unique skills to this endeavor. The expertise of  IMSC researchers  in computer science, data management and statistics was essential in the curating and codifying of millions of bits of information. The Annenberg side was charged with figuring out what questions the data might be able to answer and what stories it might be able to tell us about the city we live in.

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