An algorithm that can accurately gauge heart rate by measuring tiny head movements in video data could ultimately help diagnose cardiac disease.
The Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity is holding a symposium entitled "The Future of Manufacturing: New Developments in Technology and System Design" at the University Park Hotel in Cambridge on April 18 and 19. Participants from industry, business and academia will explore new research in manufacturing processes and systems.
The Ralph E. Cross, Sr. lectures will be delivered both days at 9:15am. On April 18, Professor Kent Bowen of Harvard Business School will deliver an address about the Toyota production system, and on April 19, Professor Nam Suh, head of the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering, will speak about the design of manufacturing systems.
Both lectures are open to the MIT community. For more information about the symposium, including a registration form, see the LMP web site.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 5, 2000.