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WiSys helps great ideas—born on University of Wisconsin System campuses—reach the wider world by connecting inventors and businesses with the resources they need.

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WiSys and the UW System

WiSys Technology Foundation is a non-profit supporting organization of the UW-System, serving as the dedicated technology transfer office for the 11 four-year Comprehensive Campuses, 13 two-year Colleges and the statewide UW-Extension.

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How did one UW-Stout mathematician’s interest in the stars inspire a device with applications in astronomy, robotics, land surveying, medical imaging, and beyond?

Dr. Dennis Mikkelson, an Emeritus Professor of Computer Science from University of Wisconsin-Stout, has created a high-accuracy angel measurement device. His interest in creating a low-cost solution to measure the tiny angles of rotation of a telescope resulted in a measurement system that is compact and has accuracy comparable to systems that cost roughly ten times as much.

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