Nov. 5, 2004
Vol. 29, No. 6

Ceremony to honor veterans
• Librarian to return as vice provost
H.O.P.E. award finalists selected
Monster on Mass
Capitol Steps to headline Dole political humor series
Student center renamed AAAC
Judicial review
Student housing proposes 2005-06 rate increases
Discount offered on women’s basketball tickets
Medical center names new leadership team
Retirement is end of era at KU
Retiree reception
Faculty members plan sabbaticals

‘Tunnel of Oppression’ to return

KU campaign nearing goal

KU employees of the month recognized
Liberal library
Family gives KU $4M

Showcase features device created at KU
School of Education receives gift

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Showcase features device created at KU

A handheld device created at KU will aid researchers collecting data in the field. The Personal Data Recorder, which was invented by assistant research professor Troy Zarcone, was featured this week at the 2004 Technology Showcase. Doug Koch/University Relations

A new device developed at KU will help researchers collect data in the field without having to look away from their subject.

The Personal Data Recorder was invented by Assistant Research Professor Troy Zarcone. He adapted a PDA to an ergonomic chassis with buttons that can be programmed to suit the data being collected.

The new tool allows researchers to record information in real time while keeping focus on the subject, which increases data accuracy and reliability. That information then can be downloaded to a computer for further analysis.

The Personal Data Recorder was among devices featured at the 2004 Technology Showcase Nov. 3 at the Lawrence Holiday Inn Convention Center.

More than 30 exhibitors represented a variety of high-technology businesses in the Lawrence area, including start-up companies created from KU technologies and KU inventors.



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