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UTSA Catalyst Lab Connects ‘Hire-Ready’ Graduate Students to Startups
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UTSA Catalyst Lab Connects ‘Hire-Ready’ Graduate Students to Startups

Each summer, college interns gain valuable industry experience while working on projects for startups across San Antonio. Increasingly, local founders are finding what they need are graduate students knowledgeable in advanced technology. The growing need for highly-skilled graduate students led to the creation of Catalyst Lab, a new internship program at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The executive director of the 80/20 Foundation Alexandra Frey recalled a conversation with Scaleworks co-founder Lew Moorman in 2018 that inspired the creation of the new internship program. Frey suggested Moorman consider Students + Startups, the summer internship program connecting college students from across the U.S. with San Antonio-based startups as a possible source of talent for ...
GaitIQ Spots Early Signs of Alzheimer’s in Your Walk
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GaitIQ Spots Early Signs of Alzheimer’s in Your Walk

Can technology help predict your risk for Alzheimer’s disease years or decades before symptoms of dementia appear? One San Antonio team is working to do just that using deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze a video taken in your doctor’s office. Rick Morris is the San Antonio-based entrepreneur who founded GaitIQ, an early-stage digital health Software as a Service (SaaS) company in 2017. The GaitIQ cloud-based platform will give healthcare providers an affordable, easy-to-use application to measure a patient’s gait. The technology leverages machine vision, AI, and big data analytics to evaluate subtle changes in the way a person walks that have been linked to the risk for dementia. Changes in gait are important early warning sign of cognitive decline and emerge a...