UA researchers use sound waves to unlock secrets of the brain

Researchers at the University of Arizona are working on a new brain-scanning technology that could potentially revolutionize the way neuroscientists study the human brain.   The emerging technology, acoustoelectric brain imaging or ABI, works similarly to the ultrasound technology doctors have been using for decades. ABI uses sound waves to measure electrical activity within the … Read more

Neuro-ID can identify bot from human

Protecting a company’s information against bots, fraud or hacking is an everyday task. Neuro-ID is commercializing software that can identify suspicious behaviors based on a computer or smartphone user’s typing, touch, scrolling or mouse movements. “Neuro ID provides customized solutions for our clients on a case-by-case basis,” Neuro-ID SVP of Business Development Rod Dunmyre said. … Read more

Twazer, a Craigslist for college students, launches at UA

There’s Craigslist, eBay and Amazon, and now there’s an e-commerce app that’s tailored specifically to the college student population. Peer-to-peer and geo-location marketplace Twazer has created a space where users are required to have an .edu login email in order to download the app and sell their stuff.  [youtube]https://youtu.be/IqkhrRqktAg[/youtube]   “Twazer is a mobile app … Read more

UA developing virtual reality concussion awareness app for athletes

University of Arizona engineering and biomedical researchers are working on a virtual reality experience aimed to increase concussion education and awareness with NCAA football players and other student-athletes. “Our hypothesis for this study is that if student athletes experience the side effects of concussion, which there are 22 side effects, they will be more likely … Read more

UA's iSchool receives $2.3M to start artificial intelligence project

The University of Arizona’s School of Information (a.k.a. iSchool) just announced they won $2.3 million to start a research project that aims to test artificial intelligence in the form of a jazz-playing robot. UA professor and associate director of the iSchool, Kelland Thomas, is leading the project. The five-year project, dubbed Music Improvising Collaborative Agent, … Read more

UA startup Codelucida receives $750K grant

Codelucida, a startup company born at the University of Arizona and University of Cergy-Pontoise, France, has been awarded a $750,000 Small Business Innovation Research Phase-2 grant from the National Science Foundation.  The Company previously completed a $150,000, six-month Phase-1 grant that made it eligible to apply for the competitive Phase-2 grant. The two-year grant is non-dilutive … Read more

Uber partners with UA to boost mapping research for self-driving cars, donates $25,000

Google isn’t the only entity that is building out their driverless technology. The University of Arizona (UA) has been conducting experiments on their Cognitive and Autonomous Test, or CAT, vehicle on campus and developing mapping technology for driverless cars.  Today, the UA and Governor Doug Ducey announced a strategic partnership between the UA and the on-demand ride-hailing … Read more

ParkX reaching milestones one parking meter at a time

It used to be, stop what you are doing and sprit back to the car and feed the meter before you get a ticket or towed. Today, you can add coins through your smartphone. ParkX (formerly Park Genius), a mobile app that allows motorists to pay remotely for parking, was developed by students from the … Read more

AZCI announces 7 new startups

The Arizona Center for Innovation (AZCI) announced seven new technology startups joining the innovation center. “AzCI programs and facilities have created a dynamic environment that inspires, encourages, and empowers new entrepreneurs, leading to new business growth here in Tucson,” Tech Launch Arizona Vice President David Allen, Ph.D. said. AzCI has a program called Mentored Launch, … Read more

Five finalists chosen for Smart City App Hack

Contribution from Chloe Nordquist This past weekend, Hackers descended on the City of Phoenix for the Smart City App Hack, a global program launched in Barcelona this year to empower people to create apps and solutions for cities around the world. The mission was to build an app that provides a solution to one of … Read more