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Science/Technology
USC research virtual human hand model
PhD candidate Bohan Wang and USC Viterbi Professor Jernej Barbic, from left, have developed a human hand model that could benefit areas like virtual reality, prosthetics and robotics. (Photo/Haotian Mai)

Through special effects and MRI scans, scientists develop realistic virtual human hand

Due to their complex musculoskeletal systems, animating human hands has been one of the biggest challenges in computer graphics. Now, a team of USC researchers has cracked the code.

Policy/Law
Intellectual Property Technology Law Clinic Law
Game developer and USC Cinematic Arts student Aimee Zhang poses with Jef Pearlman of the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic and law students Austin Stenberg and Christine Cheung, clockwise from bottom left. (Photo/Tom Queally)

USC tech law clinic helps video game designers avoid intellectual property trouble

Thanks to USC Gould’s Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic, game designers can learn how to factor copyright and fair use laws into their creative choices.