Thursday, July 18, 2024

Cybersecurity Training Program For Blind and Low Vision Enrollees and Using AI and OCT Scans To Detect Inflammation From Anti-VEGF Drugs

David Mayne (Novacoast - Wichita, KS)
Dr. Sudeshna Sil Kar (Emory University School of Medicine - Atlanta, GA)


David Mayne, program director of Novacoast's Apex Program, discusses how those who are blind or have low vision can train to be cybersecurity experts.

Then, Dr. Sudeshna Sil Kar, assistant research scientist at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, explains how artificial intelligence (AI) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans can be used to detect inflammation resulting from the use of anti-VEGF drugs in the fight against neovascular age-related macular degeneration.

7/21/2024 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

AI Being Used With Ultrasound To Treat Giant Cell Arteritis and Mesogen's Development Of RPE Patches To Potentially Treat Macular Degeneration

Dr. Jay Avasarala (University of Kentucky Medical Center - Lexington, KY)

Mesogen (The Woodlands, TX)

Dr. Jay Avasarala, professor of neurology and director of the Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, explains how artificial intelligence can be used with point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) to treat Giant Cell Arteritis.

Dr. Michael Riddle, chief executive officer of Mesogen in The Woodlands, Texas, explains how bone marrow-derived stem cells can be used in retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) patches to potentially treat macular degeneration.

7/14/2024 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Friday, June 14, 2024

COVID-19 Possibly Leading To Retinal Damage and The Science Behind Audio-Only Video Games

Dr. Pawan Singh (University of Missouri College of Medicine - Columbia, MO)

Paul Bennun (Factory 42 - Los Angeles, CA)

Dr. Pawan Singh, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, explains research involving mice indicating that the virus causing the disease, COVID-19, has the potential to cause retinal damage.

Then, chief creative officer of Factory 42, Paul Bennun, discusses the history and science of audio-only video games and the prospects for the games in the future.

6/16/2024 Podcast (Click Image Below) 

Friday, May 31, 2024

$20 Million Contract For Portable OCT Systems and NRTC Career Mentorship Survey

Dr. Chao Zhou (Washington University - St. Louis, MO) 

Dr. Jamie Boydstun (NRTC at Mississippi State University - Starkville, MS)

Dr. Chao Zhou, professor of biomedical engineering, at the Washington University McKelvey School of Engineering in St. Louis, discusses a $20 million contract to develop portable optical coherence tomography (OCT) devices using photonic integrated circuits (PIC) to lower the cost of eye care and make eye care more accessible.

Jamie Boydstun, research scientist I, at the National Research and Training Center (NRTC) at Mississippi State University talks about a career mentorship survey evaluating effective mentorship relationships and employment outcomes.

 6/2/2024 Podcast (Click Image Below)

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Tactile Lithophanes For Visualizing Images Through Touch For Students and Author, Singer/Songwriter On Book, Album, and Working With AI

Dr. Bryan Shaw (Baylor University - Waco, TX)

Sammy SweetSpirit (Fremont, CA)

Dr. Bryan Shaw, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, at Baylor University, explains how tactile lithophane codexes are being used for visualizing images through touch for students, who are blind or have low vision.

Then, author and singer/songwriter, Sammy SweetSpirit, discusses her book, "Look At It This Way:  The Blind Leading The Sighted", her album, "Something For Everyone", and working with AI.

5/26/2024 Podcast (Click Image Below) 

Friday, May 17, 2024

TapTapSee App and U.S. Department of Justice Requiring Website Accessibility Of State and Local Governments

TapTapSee App

Chris Danielsen (National Federation of the Blind - Baltimore, MD)

Brad Folkens, CEO and co-founder of CloudSight, Inc., explains the TapTapSee app, which allows the camera on a digital device to take pictures and use the VoiceOver function to identify the images out loud.

Then, Chris Danielsen, director of public relations for the National Federation of the Blind discusses a United States Department of Justice rule that requires state and local government websites to become more accessible to those who are blind or have low vision.

5/19/2024 Podcast (Click Image Below) 

Friday, May 3, 2024

Examining Retina For Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease and All Aboard App For Major Metro Areas

Dr. Edmund Arthur (University of Alabama at Birmingham - Birmingham, AL)

Dr. Gang Luo (Massachusetts Eye and Ear - Boston, MA)

Dr. Edmund Arthur, Assistant Professor of Optometry, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, explains how examining the retina can lead to early diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease.

Dr. Gang Luo, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear in Boston, discusses the All_Aboard App, which uses a smartphone camera to guide users to bus stops in 10 major metro areas including New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. 

5/5/2024 Podcast (Click Image Below)

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