Can Emerging Tech in the Classroom Improve Learning for Dyslexic Students?

March 5, 2018

The mass adoption of mainstream text-to-speech tools in the classroom is transforming the way dyslexic students learn.

Touch the Stars: How 3D Printing is Creating New Education Experiences for Visually-Impaired Students

March 1, 2018

Every disabled person is unique, as are their needs. But devices that help disabled individuals are often mass-manufactured and have limited shapes and sizes available, whereas people with disabilities need personalized devices to optimize their daily life experiences and education. Whether it’s a customized bionic eye, prosthetic legs or simple 3D-printed braille to enhance the reading experiences for blind students, 3D printing technologies can change the lives of disabled students like nothing before.

VR Versus Vicodin: How Tech Is Helping Doctors Treat Pain

February 26, 2018

As the opioid crisis continues, healthcare professionals are turning to virtual reality to allay fears, reduce anxiety and relieve pain. Watch how Dr. Ralph Anderson, OB-GYN at Crystal Run Healthcare is using VR technology to ease patients’ pain of labor contractions.

The Robot Enhancing How Children with Autism Learn

February 22, 2018

In classrooms across America, a new educational assistant is helping children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) reach new breakthroughs. The teacher is patient, consistent, and a lot of fun. He’s also a robot.

How Big Data Is Helping Predict and Fight Wildfires

February 20, 2018

In the midst of the Thomas Fire, a new tool emerged to help the Los Angeles Fire Department monitor the fire and predict where it would go next. Read how the web-based platform, WIFIRE, is using data analytics and machine learning software to give firefighters a real-time picture of a wildfire’s trajectory.

Can Slack Improve Workplace Culture for Women?

February 7, 2018

Beyond being a business communications app favored by startups and creative companies, can Slack help people, in particular, women, change workplace culture? Read how some women’s experiences with the platform support the case.