Mon March 30, 2015

Healthcare innovation, honoring an environmental pioneer and robot writing

On Innovation Friday, we sat in on a two-day healthcare innovation challenge where design students from RIT come up with solutions for real world medical dilemma.

We also paID tribute to one of the pioneers of bird conservation – Roland Clement – who died this week aged 102, he was a contemporary of Rachel Carson of Silent Spring fame and also worked on alerting Americans to the dangers of DDT exposure.

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Mon March 23, 2015

One big health care challenge, and two days to solve it

Spynalign presentation_Katelyn Block

The engineering and design students on stage presenting their concept have been working on this prototype for a grand total of two days. The whirlwind workshop, requires student teams to comprehensively understand medical problems, come up with viable ideas, and create real solutions, all in less than 36 hours.

“This is a deep dive,” says Amos Scully, a professor in the Industrial Design program at RIT who is serving as the team’s faculty coach.

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Tue February 17, 2015

Communal living and working space coming to downtown Syracuse

Originally published on Tue February 17, 2015 7:55 am

Ben Sio, Troy Evans and John Talarico in the new coworks space in downtown Syracuse.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

Following a trend for downtown Syracuse real estate, an office building is being renovated to have residential space, but with a twist. 

The building at the corner of Jefferson and Warren Streets is transforming into a communal space, with room for both co-working and co-living, making it perhaps the most different addition to the neighborhood’s residential construction boom.

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Fri February 13, 2015

Physical therapy device helps patients, health care professionals, and could reduce costs

Landers walks on crutches while hooked up to the SafeGait.
Credit Credit Nazareth College


It all began with one Gorbel employee, says President Brian Reh, who was going through physical therapy with her daughter.

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Tue February 10, 2015

Wikipedia editing workshops aim to increase black history content

Schomburg Center laptop for Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Credit Jenna Flanagan / Innovation Trail

New York Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture mixed technology with activism to increase the searchable content on Wikipedia.

Billed as an Edit-a-Thon, the downstairs research room of the Harlem branch of the library filled up with people eager to learn how they can become a Wiki-Editor.

“There is a lack of people of color involved in creating for Wikipedia and as the subjects found in Wiki-Searches.”

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