SMART CARE APARTMENT
Researchers have unveiled a model “smart care” apartment infused with intelligent care technology designed to reduce risks encountered by older adults and those with disabilities who want to live independently in their own homes. The federal Health Resources and Services Administration provided more than $600,000 in funding for the five-year project. The effort is a collaboration among premier faculty from the College of Nursing and Health Innovation and the College of Engineering.
A CAPPELLA CHOIR
UTA’s A Cappella Choir rocked out with the Rolling Stones during the legendary band’s “Zip Code” concert in June at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The choir performed the classic “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” with rock legend Mick Jagger and the band during their June 6 show.
A partnership between the UTA Libraries and Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth is providing high-tech health care learning opportunities for pediatric patients. A mobile version of the Libraries’ FabLab helps children and their families explore health conditions and treatments using 3-D printers, 3-D scanners, and microelectronics.
Children create an electronic heartbeat sensor to monitor their heart rate, translate the brain’s electrical impulses to the movement of a mouse pointer and print 3-D models of DNA strands or organs to help illustrate their condition.