POR­TUGUESE GRANT AWARDED

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The Sci­ence and Technology Foun­da­tion of Por­tu­gal has awarded the equiv­a­lent of $1.5 mil­lion to UT and Por­tuguese re­searchers to ex­pand the use of ad­vanced dig­i­tal me­dia in that coun­try.

One project in the works would eval­u­ate the po­ten­tial of so-called dig­i­tal in­ter­ac­tive tele­vi­sion to pro­mote health care and well­ness ser­vices to Por­tuguese res­i­dents 55 and older with low technology lit­er­acy. The re­sults will also give re­searchers a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of how to dis­trib­ute health in­for­ma­tion in the United States. An­other project will use com­put­ers to teach peo­ple with autism to rec­og­nize fa­cial emo­tions.

The UT re­searchers in­clude ad­ver­tis­ing, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, in­for­ma­tion and en­gi­neer­ing pro­fes­sors.

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