Volume 29 Issue 2 - May 8, 2015
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Article Digest
Jer-Horng Wu
Use of a Hierarchical Oligonucleotide Primer Extension Approach for Multiplexed Relative Abundance Analysis of Methanogens in Anaerobic Digestion Systems
Tzen-Yuh Chiang
Deciphering mycorrhizal fungi in cultivated Phalaenopsis microbiome with next-generation sequencing of multiple barcodes
Jung-Der Wang
Estimation of physical functional disabilities and long-term care needs for patients under maintenance hemodialysis
Chung-Hsien Wu
Two-Level Hierarchical Alignment for Semi-Coupled HMM-Based Audiovisual Emotion Recognition with Temporal Course
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NCKU hosts its annual Jade Mountain Forum
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NCKU campus run kicks off
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Professor Li Ke-Rang Scholarship granted 118 students
NCKU Press Center
XinXin Nanguan Ensemble to perform in NCKU
NCKU Press Center
NCKU students win top prize with pregnancy service design
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Editorial Group
NCKU students win top prize with pregnancy service design
NCKU Press Center
[Tainan, Taiwan, May 5, 2015]
A student-based team from National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, has developed BOBY which is a pregnancy service design with a simple, accurate thermometer that predicts the ovulation period and also suggests the best date to get it on.

By winning the first prize for Taiwan in the 2015 Microsoft World Citizenship Competition for new generation design, the contestants will compete at Microsoft Headquarters in Seattle, USA, in the Imagine Cup 2015 in July.

The team members include Cheng-Hung Wang, Wen-Chien Yang, Ho-Chun Lai from the department of Industrial Design, as well as Chih-Hao Hsueh from the department of Computer Science & Information Engineering.

Women measuring their basal body temperature (BBT) to find the best ovulation period, by traditional methods have to measure every day, which is annoying and is easy to forget.

The uniqueness of BOBY lies in letting men take part in measurement of the basal body temperature.

It gives males an opportunity to be emotionally involved in the pregnancy process and thus bring both parties closer into intimacy.

Wen-Chien Yang says that the requirement for the Microsoft design competition was to solve a most difficult worldwide issue and design a product to help as many people as possible, consequently expanding the horizon of health services.

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