Can any car be turned into a smart car? A Dallas-based startup called Vinli has captured the attention of drivers across the country with a device promising to do just that. We tested it out.
Posts written by Lauren Silverman
Batons and handcuffs move aside. The newest addition to the police uniform is high tech, and doesn’t require that you lift a finger.
Technology is transforming the work of first responders. That’s the focus of a new startup accelerator program that’s a collaboration of the local Tech Wildcatters, the federal Department of Homeland Security and the Center for Innovative Technology.
John Rodakis, the Dallas father of a child with autism, was not looking to launch an investigation into autism. But that’s what happened after he began a quest to understand why his son’s autism symptoms changed dramatically while taking an antibiotic for strep throat.
Three clues led Rodakis to question traditional autism research.
Instead of having to go to the doctors, how about a physical, every day, without having to do anything at all?
Starting this fall, a senior citizen will move in to a live-in laboratory in Fort Worth.
And from the moment they step foot onto the ceramic tiles, they’ll be monitored — helping researchers and nurses at UT Arlington determine the best ways to prevent falls, monitor bedsores, even changes in pulse.
Long hospital stays and frequent checkups are a drag. And they’re especially hard on kids who often fall behind in school and miss spending time with friends. To help these patients stay home, Children’s Medical Center in Dallas is trying to connect with kids using video and Bluetooth after organ transplants.
While you’re on Instagram looking at lolcats, artisan desserts and celebrity selfies, some doctors are on a different photo sharing app, called Figure 1, looking at gangrene, gallstones and rashes.
If you like chili peppers, tomatoes or blueberries, you like bumble bees. The larger, hairier cousin of the honey bee is a social insect, and especially good at pollinating the tasty crops mentioned above. What’s concerning is that bumblebees are on the decline, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has designated the American bumblebee as a “species of greatest conservation need.”
Nearly half of kids who are born deaf today use cochlear implants. Unlike hearing aids, these surgically implanted devices send signals directly to the nerves you use to hear. And while the electronic components have made it possible for many kids to hear, the surgery doesn’t work for everyone. Which is why some families are so excited about a new hearing technology, the auditory brainstem implant.
Ten thousand babies are delivered each year in Parkland Memorial Hospital. This year, there was even a set of quintuplets. When the $1.3 billion dollar hospital opens in August, all those newborns and their mothers will be in a large building called the WISH Tower.