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    Your smartphone wouldn’t exist without university research

    Last week, the Association of American Universities released an interactive graphic highlighting the research that made the smartphone possible. Read More

    Oct. 13, 2014

  • Soldier in Afghanistan Researchers work to secure military smartphones

    Soldiers in Afghanistan are experimenting with smartphones engineered to better protect operational data designed by scientists at Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems. Douglas Schmidt, professor of computer science, is quoted. Read More

    Feb. 13, 2014

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    Tracking gunfire with a smartphone

    A team of computer engineers from Vanderbilt University’s Institute of Software Integrated Systems has developed an inexpensive hardware module and related software that can transform an Android smartphone into a simple shooter location system. Read More

    Apr. 25, 2013

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    New app takes emergency medicine information mobile

    A Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine physician has created an application for smart phones and tablets to help emergency care providers stay on top of the latest research and newest treatment techniques. Read More

    Jan. 17, 2013

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    Keeping Athletes Safe

    Summer 2012 is in the record books as one of the hottest ever recorded in the U.S. Combine that with possible lightning strikes, and outdoor enthusiasts and athletes practicing in tough weather conditions clearly could use some help. That help is now available for free as a smartphone app from… Read More

    Dec. 5, 2012

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    VUCast: New Show Shines!

    This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: The Vanderbilt connection to the new TV hit Nashville! How your smartphone could start saving lives. How music is going to the HEART of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center [vucastblurb]… Read More

    Oct. 11, 2012

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    ISIS software project receives $17.2M contract from DARPA

    The Vanderbilt Institute for Software Integrated Systems has been awarded a $17.2 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to accelerate the Android Mobile Middleware Objects (AMMO2) project. The contract was announced Sept. 19. Read More

    Sep. 28, 2012

  • Detail of current project by ISIS researcher Akos Ledeczi. The device when complete will use a microphone in conjunction with a smartphone to pinpoint a sniper's location. (John Russell/Vanderbilt)

    Google Research Award goes to engineering team

    A novel approach to improve location information to centimeter scale accuracy using the global positioning system has earned a Google Research Award for an engineering professor and his team. Read More

    Sep. 7, 2012