In many cities, watching documentaries or independent films means sitting in a university lecture hall or a decrepit movie house. Ithaca used to be no exception. But in June 2009 the nonprofit independent movie theater Cinemapolis moved to a new five-screen space and really polished up their look—a true revamp from the underground, two-screen theater that had been located in an alleyway in downtown since 1986.
There is a room in the Center for Health Sciences that has mechanical robots, a Wii balance board, and, sometimes, tiny tykes motoring around. This unlikely combination is the basis for a collaborative research project among three Ithaca College faculty members.
Sharon Stansfield (computer science), Carole Dennis (occupational therapy), and Helene Larin (physical therapy) are developing a device that will aid children with physical impairments or developmental delays to move freely and explore their surroundings.
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