Tech

4:19pm

Fri April 17, 2015
Tech

This week on New York Now: Connecting New York at what cost?

Credit Jenna Flanagan/WMHT/Innovation Trail

The Cuomo Administration hopes to fix New York’s communication problem by giving everyone in the state high-speed internet access through a new program called Connect New York. 

Its goal is to make sure residents in the underserved urban and rural parts of the state can access the internet at 25Mbps and eventually expand that to 100Mbps by providing matching state grants to broadband service providers. But is reaching some of New York’s most underserved regions as easy as logging on?

Read more

3:57pm

Thu April 16, 2015
Tech

Albright-Knox launches Innovation Lab

Originally published on Thu April 16, 2015 2:06 pm

Albright-Knox Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director Janne Siren announces AK Innovation Lab initiative Thursday inside the Gallery.

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has launched a new initiative designed to promote critical and creative thinking in young people.

Read more

3:16pm

Thu April 16, 2015
Tech

Smart glasses app helps tame the fear of public speaking

Smart glasses with Rhema installed can record a speaker, analyze the volume and speaking rate, and present the data in real time.
Credit SASHA-ANN SIMONS/WXXI NEWS

Public speaking, for many, can make palms sweat and hearts race. Now, researchers from the Human-Computer Interaction group at the University of Rochester have developed a new real-time feedback system using Google’s smart glasses, to help guide your performance as you speak in front of an audience.

The system, called Rhema, was developed last month and designed for people who need a bit of help addressing crowds.

Read more
Tags: 

3:48pm

Mon March 30, 2015
Tech

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.

Read more
Tags: 

6:00am

Mon March 23, 2015
Tech

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.

Read more

Pages