11/5/07-Over the summer, Erik and IdeaTree worked on a project for another research team at their school that wanted to design an automated tuberculosis testing device for use in the US and abroad. As their team furthered research in the product, they asked IdeaTree to do some research on US interface design. This involved the group traveling to a number of local hospitals, checking out in-depth how technicians interacted with their machines. After leaving for the summer to their respective home states, IdeaTree came back in the fall to organize another project with a local NPO called Helping Hands. As seeing-eye dogs work for the blind, Helping Hands trains monkeys to help quadriplegics and paraplegics.