CORNELIA FERMÜLLER (above) is investigating visual processes of motion using a new, neuromorphic event-based camera. The technology can be used to track and compute the position and orientation of different parts of the human hand over a period of time. This, in turn, may lead to a portable, robotic glove to improve hand function in stroke patients.
DAVID JACOBS (right) is collaborating with researchers at Columbia University and the Smithsonian Institution on LeafSnap, an innovative electronic field guide for mobile devices that can identify trees and large shrubbery. The app has been downloaded more than a million times, and the cross-institutional research team has launched a new app called BirdSnap to help people identify birds in the wild.