Doctors often ask patients to rate their pain using a zero-to-10 scale that ranks more intense pain with higher numbers. But putting a number to pain can be difficult. Yingzi Lin, a Northeastern professor of mechanical and industrial engineering, is developing a new system to estimate pain more accurately and help people who cannot (or do not) communicate their level of pain objectively.
Manufacturing is undergoing a revolution thanks to the internet, but the industry's workforce is struggling to keep up, says Sagar Kamarthi, a professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at Northeastern. A new program he is leading with other Northeastern data science and mechanical engineering researchers is helping people working in manufacturing modernize their skillset and prepare for the revolution.