Anna Bancroft, Project List, 2/5/2012
|1. Learning and Pregnancy.
||During and for some time after pregnancy women experience a significant
increase in the rate of synapse formation, increasing their learning capacity, much like is
experienced in early years of life. The purpose of this project is to determine the biological
conditions that cause this state and artificially reproduce them in non-pregnant and/or non-female humans.
|2. Channel Pod/Facebox.
||In many industrialized countries women are encouraged and expected to wear
makeup on a daily basis. The acts of cleaning off and reapplying makeup can be very costly
in terms of time. The aim of this project is to create a functioning makeup application
system that requires only minutes to seconds to complete a full-face makeover. Spin-offs
include a facial cleanser system and skin treatment device (such as anti-aging/moisturizer
or medical treatment for surgical/burn recovery).
||Obesity in America is reaching ever-higher numbers every year while
video games, especially those related to social networking sites like Facebook,
continue to increase in popularity.Ê The goal of this project is to design hardware
and a user interface which allows a user to interact with a virtual game world by
physical movement.Ê Integration with social networking, cell phones, and internet
browsers would enhance this project.Ê Spin-offs include physical therapy and
monitored child play-pens.
|4. Fit Car
||With the advent of automated functions and fully automated automobiles, the
driver is becoming more and more removed from the minute-to-minute process of driving their
vehicle. The time in which the driver is no longer directly engaged in driving could be
productively utilized for health and improve awareness. The goal of this project is to
design an optional exercise method that would simultaneously increase fitness and keep the
driver focused on the performance of the vehicle and road hazards.