We were excited and hon­ored when the admin­is­tra­tion at North­eastern Uni­ver­sityasked us to help judge its RISE:2013 Research, Inno­va­tion and Schol­ar­ship Expo. The event, held at the phys­ical edu­ca­tion center on the school’s Boston campus, brings together an incred­ibly diverse array of research projects cov­ering a impres­sive number of fields, including phys­ical and life sci­ences, engi­neering, human­i­ties, arts & design, com­puter and infor­ma­tion sci­ences, health sci­ences, law, busi­ness and social sciences.

As you might imagine, scoring works across such a diverse array of con­cen­tra­tions is no easy task. We did, how­ever, manage to pull out a handful of projects that will no doubt be of par­tic­ular interest to our own read­er­ship. The list includes the use of a Kinect camera and PC for phys­ical reha­bil­i­ta­tion, the 3D printing of embedded elec­trical tech­nolo­gies, a Lego set that helps bridge the gap between crus­tacean and robot and a device that employs an Arduino board and video games to help stroke vic­tims recover motor skills. Check out a video of all of the above just after the break.

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