“HemaApp: Noninvasive blood screening of hemoglobin using smartphone cameras” earned a Best Paper Award at the International Joint Conference on Pervasive & Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2016) in Heidelberg, Germany, and “EyeContact: Scleral coil eye tracking for virtual reality” received the Best Paper Award from the International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC 2016), also in Heidelberg, Germany.
HemaApp measures hemoglobin levels to screen patients with anemia and other blood disorders. The paper was co-authored by EE Ph.D. student and lead author Edward Wang and undergraduate EE student William Li. Other co-authors included: Doug Hawkins, Terry Gernsheimer and Colette Norby-Slycord.
The other paper, EyeContact is a magnetic eye tracking system, which measures eye movements for virtual and augmented reality applications. Unlike existing systems, the EyeContact does not limit the user’s movement. Patel co-authored the paper, and UW CSE Ph.D. student Eric Whitmire was lead author. Other collaborators include Oculus, Facebook and UW Medicine.
Congratulations to all!