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  • Using wearable technology to detect conflict in couples before it occurs

    Using wearable technology to detect conflict in couples before it occurs

    Several teams of researchers at USC have joined forces for a study aimed at detecting vital signs to help stem conflicts in couples before they occur. Couples were brought into the lab, equipped with wearable sensors, given smartphones for recording data and sent out on their way. The study largely took place outside of the lab, with participants filling out an hourly survey to offer insight… Read More

  • Algorithm Predicts Relationship Success Through Couples’ Tone Of Voice

    Algorithm Predicts Relationship Success Through Couples’ Tone Of Voice

    “It’s not what you said; it’s how you said it.” They say most of our communication is not through explicit words, and a new algorithm is able to determine the success rate of couples in relationship therapy based on the tone of their voice alone. Researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the University of Utah developed a computer program that listened… Read More

  • USC: We've Helped 15 Promising Startups Raise Over $115 Million In Capital

    The University of Southern California (USC) will be sharing some numbers about its startup funding activities at First Look L.A. tomorrow, an invitation-only event it’s organizing in partnership with UCLA and CalTech. These numbers are nothing to sneeze at: in less than two years, USC has managed to raise an impressive $115 million in funding for 15 startups. For your background: the… Read More