University of Cincinnati en Maple Knoll tests UC smart house for seniors <p>Except for a small sign the&nbsp; "Innovation Collaboratory House" looks like any other villa at Maple Knoll Village. But walk inside and it's anything but.</p><p><strong>Telehealth robots</strong> are in the sitting room and a Microsoft X-Box "Kinect" demonstration is in the bedroom. "<a href="" target="_blank">Flo-bot"</a> can manage congestive heart failure and do stroke intervention. "Little-bot" can ask you questions.</p><p>Other innovations:</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 28385 at Maple Knoll tests UC smart house for seniors The growing uses of virtual environments <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Computer-generated virtual environments have been commonly used in training programs for first responders, pilots, and members of the military. But they also have a wide variety of other potential uses, from industry to medicine. Joining us to discuss the educational and practical applications of virtual environments, 3D modeling and virtual reality software are <strong>Chris Collins</strong>, project manager at the <a href=""><strong>University of Cincinnati Center for Simulations &amp; Virtual Environments Research</strong></a>; <strong>Dr. Michael Richardson</strong>, associate professor at the <a href=""><strong>UC Center for Cognition, Action, and Perception</strong></a>;&nbsp; and <strong>Dr. Adam Kiefer</strong>, TEAM VR Laboratory director at <a href=""><strong>Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center’'s Division of Sports Medicine.</strong></a></p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:00:05 +0000 Mark Heyne 27753 at The growing uses of virtual environments University of Cincinnati targeting sources of chronic pain <p>The University of Cincinnati and the University of Michigan are joining with Eli Lilly to research ways to treat and reduce chronic pain.</p><p>The newly created <a href="" target="_blank">Midwest Pain Consortium</a> aims to find what causes certain kinds of pain, like fibromyalgia, and seek out new drug and non-pharmaceutical treatments.</p><p>According to the<a href=";page=1" target="_blank"> Institute of Medicine</a>, chronic pain affects 100 million Americans.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:38:46 +0000 Tana Weingartner 27516 at A retired history professor from UC writes his first crime novel and sets it in Over the Rhine <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">John Brackett</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a retired history professor from U.C., has penned his first novel, </span><a href=";s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1400762739&amp;sr=1-4&amp;keywords=suffer+the+little+children" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Suffer the Little Children</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a crime tale set in modern day Over the Rhine. He stopped by our studio to talk about this new career and his first book with Barbara Gray.</span></p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 05:00:25 +0000 Barbara Gray 27280 at A retired history professor from UC writes his first crime novel and sets it in Over the Rhine UC professor's cold hard facts about glaciers <p></p><p>Lewis Owen, head of the University of Cincinnati's geology department, deals in very small quantities.</p><p>He shows off what important stuff is left of one sample he brought home from the Himalayas. “That’s a little steel disk and on it is just a little smear of sand grains," Owen said.</p><p>With the samples he brings home, Owen is trying to map where glaciers used to be , where they've moved and how climate change will affect the world’s future. For a quarter century The University of Cincinnati professor has been making trips to China, Tibet, India and Pakistan.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 18:21:03 +0000 Ann Thompson 27015 at UC professor's cold hard facts about glaciers