PORTUGUESE GRANT AWARDED
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.