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Jonathan Cagan and Craig M. Vogel, Co-Directors

Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA


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Example research projects

Grab 'n Do is a poison response system for he home that includes syrup of ipecac dispensed through a sippy-cup and charcoal imbedded in gelatin and dispensed through a straw; the system is connected to 1-800 emergency info center to tell parents which part of the system to use.

Apotheca is a system for managing medicine in the home that organizes 7 prescription and over-the-counter medications. Each ergonomically designed container includes an alarm to remind the user to take the medicine and records the last time a pill was dispensed. The system locks together to prevent child access.

Dionysis is a wine chiller that uses phase-change materials to cool a wine bottle to the proper serving temperature in 5 minutes. The style and easy-to-use interface provides a connection to any contemporary household.



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