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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