Focus on Technology

Wednesday afternoons during Cincinnati Edition, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Ann Thompson reports on the latest trends in technology and their effects on medicine, safety, the environment or entertainment.

Genre: 

Pages

Focus on Technology
6:00 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Doctors listen as the brain speaks

Dr. George Mandybur, a Mayfield Clinic brain surgeon, inserts electrodes as part of deep brain stimulation.
Mayfield Clinic

University of Cincinnati biomedical engineers, neurologists and Mayfield Clinic brain surgeons are in the process of creating a sound map for the abnormal brain.

Deep inside the head, groups of neurons make sounds. The doctors will use the sounds to figure out what the problem areas are and how to better treat abnormalities in the brain.

Read more
Focus on Technology
6:00 am
Thu January 22, 2015

How Cintrifuse is jump starting technology start-ups

Renovation is underway to house Cintrifuse, The Brandery, and CincyTech in one location.
Ann Thompson WVXU

A Cincinnati business-led initiative is quietly giving life to an increasing number of technology start-up companies, improving their chances of becoming financially successful.

Read more
Focus on Technology
6:00 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Dayton leads state in court kiosk check-in

During a busy day at the Montgomery County Domestic Relations Court, the kiosks get a workout.
Ann Thompson WVXU

It’s a busy day in Montgomery County Domestic Relations Court. Dozens of people are waiting for their divorce hearings. Receptionist Sheila Jarvis keeps it running.

Not only does she answer the phone, she answers questions from people filling the hallways while they wait for their hearings. But she no longer has to check people in because this court now has kiosk check-in. Montgomery County is the first to use court kiosks in Ohio.

Read more
Focus on Technology
6:00 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Using Big Data to predict criminal risk

Ann Thompson WVXU

Kentucky is leading the nation in its use of big data to help determine bail and criminal sentences.

The data-driven programs Kentucky and at least 20 other states use, like PSA-Court, look at a variety of factors including charges and criminal history. That information is given to a judge to help determine whether the defendant gets out on bail and how long their sentence will be.

Read more
Focus on Technology
6:00 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Custom designed knee replacements gaining traction

Gary Marcum, who had knee replacement surgery in November 2013, is examined by surgeon Dr. Michael Swank.
Ann Thompson WVXU

(This story first aired July 23, 2014.) 

Increasingly people are losing interest in the "one size fits all" approach for medical care. Sixty-eight year old Gary Marcum knew he didn't want it when he faced his second knee replacement. The first one was  a partial, but the recovery lasted months and he was in a lot of pain.

Read more

Pages