COLUMBIA — Journalism students and researchers at MU 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. The company's operating system upgrade, which goes on sale Oct. 26, 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.