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Course innovates with Wii

first_imgNotre Dame’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering prides itself on keeping pace with the fast-moving technological world. Only recently, however, has the department branched out to the world of video games. Professor Aaron Striegel currently teaches a course in which students create software designed for the Nintendo Wii. The program, “WiiHab,” is intended to assist stroke victims in the rehabilitation process. Striegel said the use of video games in the classroom is an aim to generate an innovative learning experience. “The idea for this course came about from a freshman engineering class,” he said. “Wanting to make the class more interesting, the class decided they wanted to use the WiiMote, a nickname given to the remote used with the Wii, to come up with creative exercises for engineering labs.” Striegel’s idea to make class more interesting swiftly developed into a full-scale course. He said originally, stroke rehabilitation was a side project of the class, but the class decided to become more involved with the subject. “After putting our heads together, we decided to work with South Bend’s Memorial Hospital’s stroke rehab patients on their balance,” Striegel said. Graduate student Anne Martin, who was involved in the creation of WiiHab, said the program is helpful for stroke patients in the rehabilitation process. “I used a computer program to design a computer screen of where the center of balance was for the Wii Balance Board,” she said. “The patient can then stand on the board, and the Wii will be able to inform them instantly of their balance percentage.” Martin said the instantaneous results are beneficial for stroke rehabilitation patients. “WiiHab gives more information to stroke therapists than ever before,” she said. “Having an objective piece of technology like WiiHab allows the therapist to give live information to their patient to tell them how much progress they are making.” Striegel said developing WiiHab is an ongoing process. “We are continuing to research the impact the software has on its patients,” he said. Striegel said this continued research involves a wide variety of academic interests. “We are always looking for students who would be interested in helping with the research,” Striegel said. “Whether they are pre-med, computer science or engineering majors, we would love to have you on board.”last_img read more

Nina Arianda & Sam Rockwell Sizzle in Fool for Love Poster

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 13, 2015 View Comments Related Shows We’re already stoked to see Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love on Broadway, and now we have a brand new reason to be excited: This smokin’ poster featuring stars Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell. After all, this image evokes everything you need to know about the 1983 modern classic: deep secrets, dark desires, tangled relationships in a seedy desert motel. Are you in or are you in? Performances begin September 15 at the Friedman Theatre. Fool For Lovelast_img

Manchester United duo Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood will ‘definitely’ be fit for Arsenal

first_imgGreenwood missed the game against West Ham to illness (Picture: Getty)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood will ‘definitely’ return to action against Arsenal.The crocked strikers missed Manchester United’s defeat to West Ham on Sunday, with Greenwood suffering from illness before the game.United are facing an injury crisis upfront after Marcus Rashford hobbled off during the loss to West Ham, but Solskjaer insisted he would soon have Martial and Greenwood available for selection.‘It’s just one of these moments,’ Solskjaer said about Rashford going off injured.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Manchester United duo Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood will ‘definitely’ be fit for Arsenal Advertisement Martial last played in August (Picture: Getty)‘We’ve had historically loads of centre-backs over the last few years struggling with injuries, we’ve gone down here with Michael Carrick playing centre-back – I don’t know if he played here – and Darren Fletcher.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘And at the moment it’s strikers. That’s just how it’s gone.‘Hopefully Mason and Anthony will be back for definitely Arsenal, hopefully one of them against Rochdale.’ Coral BarrySunday 22 Sep 2019 9:36 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link373Shares Advertisement Solskjaer has no fit strikers at the moment (Picture: Getty)United take on Rochdale in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, before welcoming Arsenal to Old Trafford on 30 September.Martial has not played since August, but Greenwood marked his first Europa League start last Thursday with the winner against Astana.Solskjaer also expects to have Paul Pogba back from injury this week.‘Hopefully he will be available for Rochdale midweek,’ Solskjaer said before the game against the Hammers. Pogba should return this week (Picture: AP)‘He has just started training, it means we have named an unchanged team and sometimes that helps as well.‘Nemanja is experienced and he does give that protection, as a different type of player to Paul.‘Nemanja has always been a top top professional and for me having Scott and Nemanja gives us a foundation to play from.’MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer responds to Jose Mourinho’s dig at Manchester UnitedMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man Citylast_img read more

Wolf Administration Announces Creation of 80 New Jobs at JLE Industries Facility in Fayette County

first_imgWolf Administration Announces Creation of 80 New Jobs at JLE Industries Facility in Fayette County July 17, 2015 Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that JLE Industries, LLC, a transportation and logistics company serving the energy and infrastructure development industries, will establish a new site in Dunbar Township, Fayette County to serve as its corporate headquarters, a move that will create 80 new, full-time jobs.“JLE chose Pennsylvania over other states as the best place to accommodate the needs of their thriving business and we’re thrilled to announce the creation of 80 new jobs with this expansion,” Governor Wolf. “The energy industry continues to drive job creation and investment and my administration will continue to encourage the growth of the industry all across the commonwealth.”JLE Industries will acquire and refurbish an existing 50,000-square-foot facility after to serve as its new corporate headquarters. The company plans to invest more than $9 million on the project, and has also committed to the creation of 80 new, full-time jobs and retaining 48 existing positions over the next three years.JLE Industries received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development including a Pennsylvania First Program grant for $150,000 and $160,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits.“The opening of this facility commemorates a milestone in our journey to become the premier transportation, logistics, and energy field service company in the Appalachian basin,” said Jason Adamsky, CEO and co-owner, JLE Industries, LLC. “This state of the art facility, which will house more than 150 JLE associates, will be the epicenter and strategic hub for the continued growth of our business.”The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the Governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with Fay-Penn Economic Development.JLE Industries, LLC is transportation, logistics and field services company serving the energy and infrastructure development industries. Since its inception nearly five years ago, JLE Industries has experienced significant growth and transformation, both organically and through strategic investments in gas and oil field services and technology. Today, the business is comprised of more than 80 power units and 100 employees strategically positioned at various service points across the Appalachian region.For further information on JLE Industries, LLC, visit www.jleindustries.com.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team, visit www.newpa.com.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Cricket News 3rd ODI preview – Shikhar Dhawan the key, India eye series win vs West Indies

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Virat Kohli scored his 42nd century in ODIs in previous match.India last lost an ODI series to West Indies in 2006.The first match of the three-match series was abandoned in Guyana. highlightscenter_img New Delhi: Shikhar Dhawan would be desperate for a big knock after four consecutive failures as India eye another series victory when they clash with the West Indies in the third and final ODI at Port of Spain on Wednesday. With scores of 1, 23, 3 in the Twenty series and single-digit score of 2 in the second ODI, Dhawan’s comeback post injury has been far from ideal. Troubled by in-coming deliveries, twice Dhawan lost his wicket to pacer Sheldon Cottrell.  Since Dhawan is not part of the Test squad, the Delhi left-hander would like to finish the Caribbean assignment on a high. West Indies, on the other hand, would be desperate to save the series with a win. But for that to happen, West Indies’ batting unit will have to take more responsibility. It’s time talents like Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran rise up to the occasion for West Indies cricket to thrive. The match at the Queen’s Park Oval could see the final international match for Chris Gayle in the Caribbean. Windies would be hoping to give the Universe Boss a potentially fitting farewell by squaring the series.Team CombinationIndia Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the key in India’s win and Virat Kohli will be happy with the way Shreyas Iyer batted. The ODI offers Rishabh Pant one more chance to showcase his batting prowess while the team might be tempted to replace Khaleel Ahmed or Mohammed Shami with Navdeep SainiProbable XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, K Khaleel Ahmed/Navdeep SainiWest IndiesWest Indies might not tinker with their combination much. With the game in Guyana being abandoned after just 13 overs, West Indies might not want to make any changes. They will be hoping that Chris Gayle will fire on his 300th ODI and there will be an added bonus of breaking Brian Lara’s record of most runs for West Indies and that too on his home ground.Probable XI: Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell, Kemar RoachWho will win? The Indian cricket team know how to win the big moments as compared to the West Indies team. Be it in the bowling or batting, India hold an edge against the Windies.Weather and PitchThe chances of rain for the third ODI is 30 percent at Port of Spain. The forecast for the second ODI was 10 percent and even that resulted in a delay of more than one hour. Stadium and TimingsThe encounter will take place at Port of Spain Trinidad at 07:00 pm IST local.last_img read more

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