Playing through rehab
A video game developed at USC lets patients play their way through rehabilitation. Mystic Isle tracks patients’ movement as they tackle tasks that are actually rehab exercises.
It’s officially the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, but the April 18-19 event was more like a big block party. Some 150,000 people - including Billy Idol, Candice Bergen, Joyce Carol Oates and at least one person dressed as a butterfly - joined in the fun.
An international team led by Keck Medicine of USC neuroscientists has found evidence that some people may be more genetically susceptible to noise-induced hearing loss. Such loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States.
To most of us, the world is a three-dimensional place, but not to USC Dornsife’s Aaron Lauda. To Lauda, a theoretical mathematician, a critical fourth dimension - time - needs to be considered when studying complex subjects like physics.