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OtheReality Leveraging VR to Boost Empathy

Aug  2020 

Prof. Motti Neiger of the School of Communication of Bar-Ilan University lectures about journalism during conflicts, political communication, press freedom, and popular culture. Last year, his work “Publishers as Cultural Mediators” won the Outstanding Book Award from the Israeli Communication Association. Prof. Neiger is currently spearheading research on the way in which social media platforms shape the memory of the Holocaust. This project deals with the opportunities and challenges of the new media age and raises questions such as who is authorized to tell the story of the Holocaust on digital venues and how does the platform affect memory flow? Alongside his academic endeavors, Prof. Neiger is an entrepreneur. His startup company, OtheReality, co-founded with his son Yair, uses the power of virtual reality to allow the user to “walk a mile” in someone else’s shoes and feel empathy. The venture, that won awards and global recognition, is gaining visibility and traction with the new CEO and COO as a part of UnBox, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center of Bar-Ilan University.

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MuLTI
Play. Assess. Discover.

 Nov 2019

A game-changed app for diagnosing developmental language disabilities in children is one of the innovative initiatives developed at the UnBox Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center, in Bar-Ilan, and will be presented at a conference held by the center on November 21. This product may help diagnose one of the most common developmental impairments.
Learn more about the conference and registration https://bit.ly/2O7Qom3
Developmental language disability (DLD) is a condition in which the person has difficulty using language, both understanding and expressive. ‘It’s a latent decacity because it doesn’t have behavioral symptoms. If the children are not diagnosed in time, they enter a cycle of academic success that leads to social failure and reach the margins of society,” explains Prof. Sharon Chestnut-Lotem, of the Department of Linguistics and English Literature and the Multidisciplinary Center for Brain Research in Bar-Ilan.
The app, called Multi, is forming as a business venture at the UnBox Center in Bar-Ilan, and the partnership plans to launch the product in March 2020 for parents and clinicianes. The Unbox Center brings together researchers, entrepreneurs and businesspeople to turn ideas into solutions and products and bridge the academy and the market. Multi and other saterups, which began with the center opening in early 2019, are already in advanced development.
 
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Re:pair Hydrogel-based Platforms for Tissue Engineering

 Nov 2019

Every year, about one million people worldwide suffer from peripheral nervous system injuries, leading to sensory and motor injuries. The damaged nerve does not always manage to recover, and without proper treatment the damage will remain for life. In such cases, the standard treatment is a healthy nerve transplant taken from elsewhere in the body. The new implant may provide a better solution and save the patient the procedure of removing a healthy nerve in favor of a transplant in the damaged place.
The implant is based on a bimic principle – an engineering development based on the imitation of a natural structure, in this case of a healthy nerve. Prof. Orit Shafi, head of the Bioengineering Laboratory at the Faculty of Engineering at Bar-Ilan, Dr. Sharon Cohen, a neuros researcher in the laboratory, and Dr. Merv Antman-Psig, who is currently postdoctoral fellow in New York, are developing the neural implant.
The implant mimics the structure and environment of the natural nerve, and after completing its function, the ingredients that make it are able to disintegrate and clear the body. On the basis of this technology, Prof. Shafi, Dr. Cohen and Dr. Antman-Psig founded the start-up re:pair, as part of the UnBox Entrepreneurship Center, which operates in Bar-Ilan.
UnBox will hold the annual conference on November 21, where eight new projects will be revealed. One of them is an innovative implant, developed in the Bioengineering Laboratory in Bar-Ilan.
Learn more about the conference and registration https://bit.ly/2O7Qom3
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DriftSense
mininizing pesticide drift

 Nov 2019

A new venture, DriftSense, developed at the UnBox Entrepreneurship Center in Bar-Ilan, attempts to tackle the air pollution problem with a system to help diagnose pesticides and other harmful substances.
The researchers, Dr. Ran Shaolin, a Southeast Asian expert and lecturer in the Faculty of Humanities, and his partner Elad Segal, a doctoral student from the Department of Chemistry at Bar-Ilan, developed a service based on a network of sensors that can detect a hoverboard of these materials. In addition, the system detects the starting points of the hovercraft and the quantities that have been sprayed, in order to calculate using dedicated algorithms to disperse the pollution and locate its origin.
DriftSense’s services are intended for the use of planning, series and enforcement authorities, communities and environmental organizations, as well as researchers at academia and other institutions, agriculture, chemistry and energy companies. The researchers believe that the system they have developed will help save the lives of millions of people whose health is damaged each year due to exposure to harmful airborne substances. In addition, it will help solve a common problem for the industrial and agriculture companies and the communities that are encores next door.
 
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OtheReality Leveraging VR to Boost Empathy

Aug  2020 

Prof. Motti Neiger of the School of Communication of Bar-Ilan University lectures about journalism during conflicts, political communication, press freedom, and popular culture. Last year, his work “Publishers as Cultural Mediators” won the Outstanding Book Award from the Israeli Communication Association. Prof. Neiger is currently spearheading research on the way in which social media platforms shape the memory of the Holocaust. This project deals with the opportunities and challenges of the new media age and raises questions such as who is authorized to tell the story of the Holocaust on digital venues and how does the platform affect memory flow? Alongside his academic endeavors, Prof. Neiger is an entrepreneur. His startup company, OtheReality, co-founded with his son Yair, uses the power of virtual reality to allow the user to “walk a mile” in someone else’s shoes and feel empathy. The venture, that won awards and global recognition, is gaining visibility and traction with the new CEO and COO as a part of UnBox, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center of Bar-Ilan University.

Read More

MuLTI
Play. Assess. Discover.

 Nov 2019

A game-changed app for diagnosing developmental language disabilities in children is one of the innovative initiatives developed at the UnBox Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center, in Bar-Ilan, and will be presented at a conference held by the center on November 21. This product may help diagnose one of the most common developmental impairments.
Learn more about the conference and registration https://bit.ly/2O7Qom3
Developmental language disability (DLD) is a condition in which the person has difficulty using language, both understanding and expressive. ‘It’s a latent decacity because it doesn’t have behavioral symptoms. If the children are not diagnosed in time, they enter a cycle of academic success that leads to social failure and reach the margins of society,” explains Prof. Sharon Chestnut-Lotem, of the Department of Linguistics and English Literature and the Multidisciplinary Center for Brain Research in Bar-Ilan.
The app, called Multi, is forming as a business venture at the UnBox Center in Bar-Ilan, and the partnership plans to launch the product in March 2020 for parents and clinicianes. The Unbox Center brings together researchers, entrepreneurs and businesspeople to turn ideas into solutions and products and bridge the academy and the market. Multi and other saterups, which began with the center opening in early 2019, are already in advanced development.
 
Read More

Re:pair Hydrogel-based Platforms for Tissue Engineering

 Nov 2019

Every year, about one million people worldwide suffer from peripheral nervous system injuries, leading to sensory and motor injuries. The damaged nerve does not always manage to recover, and without proper treatment the damage will remain for life. In such cases, the standard treatment is a healthy nerve transplant taken from elsewhere in the body. The new implant may provide a better solution and save the patient the procedure of removing a healthy nerve in favor of a transplant in the damaged place.
The implant is based on a bimic principle – an engineering development based on the imitation of a natural structure, in this case of a healthy nerve. Prof. Orit Shafi, head of the Bioengineering Laboratory at the Faculty of Engineering at Bar-Ilan, Dr. Sharon Cohen, a neuros researcher in the laboratory, and Dr. Merv Antman-Psig, who is currently postdoctoral fellow in New York, are developing the neural implant.
The implant mimics the structure and environment of the natural nerve, and after completing its function, the ingredients that make it are able to disintegrate and clear the body. On the basis of this technology, Prof. Shafi, Dr. Cohen and Dr. Antman-Psig founded the start-up re:pair, as part of the UnBox Entrepreneurship Center, which operates in Bar-Ilan.
UnBox will hold the annual conference on November 21, where eight new projects will be revealed. One of them is an innovative implant, developed in the Bioengineering Laboratory in Bar-Ilan.
Learn more about the conference and registration https://bit.ly/2O7Qom3
Read More

DriftSense
mininizing pesticide drift

 Nov 2019

A new venture, DriftSense, developed at the UnBox Entrepreneurship Center in Bar-Ilan, attempts to tackle the air pollution problem with a system to help diagnose pesticides and other harmful substances.
The researchers, Dr. Ran Shaolin, a Southeast Asian expert and lecturer in the Faculty of Humanities, and his partner Elad Segal, a doctoral student from the Department of Chemistry at Bar-Ilan, developed a service based on a network of sensors that can detect a hoverboard of these materials. In addition, the system detects the starting points of the hovercraft and the quantities that have been sprayed, in order to calculate using dedicated algorithms to disperse the pollution and locate its origin.
DriftSense’s services are intended for the use of planning, series and enforcement authorities, communities and environmental organizations, as well as researchers at academia and other institutions, agriculture, chemistry and energy companies. The researchers believe that the system they have developed will help save the lives of millions of people whose health is damaged each year due to exposure to harmful airborne substances. In addition, it will help solve a common problem for the industrial and agriculture companies and the communities that are encores next door.
 
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