Robotic bronchoscopy comes to Jewish Hospital
Another innovative technology is being used at Jewish Hospital for diagnosing lung cancer. The hospital is the first in Kentucky to use the Monarch, a robotic navigational bronchoscopy, that allows surgeons to get further into the peripheral lungs which is where most lung cancers start. The technology will potentially provide early diagnostics and better potential for cure.
Virtual reality solution for coping with stress
BehaVR, an Elizabethtown company, in cooperation with Johns Hopkins HealthCare Solutions, has developed a virtual reality program that’s a new way to help employees cope with ongoing stress. The program, called CenteredVR, is a dynamic and personalized VR experience that helps users build resilience and coping skills.
AppHarvest benefits state in more ways than one
AppHarvest, a Morehead, KY company that focuses on high-tech agriculture, was recently covered in Forbes magazine in regard to its $150 million funding and how the company offers an economic alternative to coal mining.
Valley High School wins STEM honor
Valley High School took first-place honors in the MakerMinded Kentucky 2020 competition, which inspires middle and high school students to pursue STEM and advanced manufacturing careers and equip them with 21st-century skills.
UofL Conn Center produces safer mask
Addressing the shortage and efficacy of face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers at UofL’s Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research created a safer mask and one that is more easily produced. With UofL-offshoot company ADEM, they can produce 50 of the N95-style masks and 100 non-surgical masks each minute.