An algorithm that can accurately gauge heart rate by measuring tiny head movements in video data could ultimately help diagnose cardiac disease.
Employees of General Electric Co. who are MIT alumni donated $104,378 to the Institute in 2002, which was matched by a grant from the GE Foundation. Among those who contributed to GE's alumni giving program were 22 MIT Ph.Ds--almost twice the number of Ph.D. hires as from any other single university.
GE employees and retirees gave more than $11 million to institutions of higher learning in 2002. The GE Foundation has matched $147 million in gifts to colleges and universities since 1954.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 12, 2003.