Microsoft looks for new apps at Missouri journalism school

10:12 AM, Aug 21, 2012   |    comments
University of Missouri campus. (By Dan Gill, AP)
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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Journalism students and researchers at the University of Missouri are teaming up with Microsoft to try and develop apps for the tablet-friendly Windows 8 operating system.

The Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism is opening a Microsoft Application Development Lab on its Columbia campus. The company's operating system upgrade goes on sale Oct. 26, and is designed to work better with touch screens and on tablet computers.

In addition to Windows-based laptop computers and tablets, the lab includes Xbox 360 gaming systems with Kinect.

Those devices will be used in an experiment involving injury rehabilitation by female athletes who have suffered knee injuries. That experiment involves the university's medical school and College of Engineering.

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