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2014 USA Science and Engineering Festival (Image 30)


"Wear Your Heart on Your, er, Wrist" exhibit at the 2014 USA S&E Festival

Visitors at the University of Texas at Dallas exhibit "Wear Your Heart on Your, er, Wrist" at the 2014 USA Science and Engineering Festival learned about prototype wearable computers that monitor and visualize movement and daily activities, and about a watch that measures vital signs. Wearable health-monitoring systems offer tremendous potential to improve lives by giving patients and their doctors more complete information about their condition. The exhibit was one of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) exhibits and stage shows at the festival that took place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on April 25-27.

NSF was a partner in the festival, the nations largest celebration of science and engineering, where visitors eagerly engaged in hands-on activities and were amazed by the breadth of research and education projects supported by the agency. The festival expo provides an opportunity for NSF to showcase the innovation the agency supports throughout the U.S. and the projects and programs selected to represent NSF benefit from the opportunity to demonstrate the value of their activities and outcomes to a large national audience.

The goal of the festival is to reinvigorate the interest of the nations youth in science, technology, engineering and math by presenting these areas in an exciting, compelling, educational and entertaining manner. Now in its third year, the festival attracted an estimated 320,000 attendees.

A complete list of NSFs exhibits and stage shows is available Here. Images from the festival can also be viewed on NSF's Flickr site Here. (Date of Image: 2014) [Image 30 of 67 related images. See Image 31.]

Credit: Susan Pell, National Science Foundation

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