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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Focus on Technology
6:00 am
Mon December 15, 2014

'Kapturing' recordable moments

Kapture, the brainchild of Cincinnati entrepreneurs, is an audio recording wristband.
Kapture

Have you ever  thought "I wish I had recorded that?" Kapture, a Cincinnati start-up company, has apparently solved that problem with an audio recording wristband.

Users, without breaking eye-contact, simply double tap to record the previous sixty seconds and with Bluetooth it goes to your smartphone and saves in a Kapture app where you can edit and post to Facebook, Twitter, email or text later.

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