WISE is an EPICS Team whose focus is developing interactive web-based software for the local community in Lafayette, Indiana. Our goal is to provide our partners with solutions that tap into the potential of the web and augment the potential in the community.
EPICS is a program in which teams of undergraduates design, build, and deploy real systems to solve engineering-based problems for local community service and education organizations. EPICS was founded at Purdue University in Fall 1995.
We create web-based applications, simple and complex. Our creations are meant to coordinate, inform, aid, augment, and even revolutionize. We work with our project partners to insure that we deliver what they request, utilizing progressive techniques and technologies while maintaining ease of use and aesthetics. Our past projects range from assisting suicide prevention centers to helping individuals complete the General Educational Degree (GED) exam.
We are currently working on an innovative, interactive web-based breastfeeding monitoring system called LACTOR. LACTOR was created to help breastfeeding mothers monitor their breastfeeding patterns and detect early breastfeeding problems. The lactation consultant can also monitor mothers' data and intervene immediately in case of a breastfeeding problem. Mothers also receive notifications if they have any breastfeeding problem with suggestions to help solve the problem. The project was built using LAMP stack
Azza H. Ahmed, Associate Professor in school of nursing. Dr. Ahmed's research is focused on developing and testing interventions that support and improve breastfeeding outcomes among vulnerable populations, specifically preterm infants and low-income mother/infant dyads
SLAC is a project aimed at helping audiology students practice administering hearing tests using a web application.
Previously the interface for the virtual hearing machine was created and students were able to plot their findings.
Roberta Williams is a Purdue alumni who assists the audiology department.
We plan to create a tool to help students in the Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences department understand how the Peabody Hearing Test is administered. The Peabody Hearing Test is intended to provided a quick estimate of verbal ability and scholastic aptitude. We aim to bring this functionality through a webpage so students can learn about it from any platform. Till this point, the previous teams had constructed a basic layout and uploaded 1 video of Prof. Cicholski administering the test to an individuals and constructed some tools to show how the test should be answered. We plan to utilize some of the structure but have a lot of new functionality to build.
The Speech, Learning and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) Department works closely with our team. They aim to teach and discover to better comprehend human communication - from speaking to hearing to understanding. They make constant discoveries that are ingrained into evidence- based clinical practices. They work with us to work to discover new knowledge, translate discovery and improve lives across the globe.
Westminster is currently developing a program aimed to help decrease the decay of cognitive function in senior citizens. For the Westminster project, we are designing a portal that will ultimately allow other retirement homes and communities to share and download cognitive activities designed for the elderly. The goal is to spread the benefits of these activities and to help residents improve cognitive function in all parts of their brain.
Our project partner is a coordinator at Westminster and is responsible for creating the program. She has also created all the activities that Westminster is currently using as part of their program.