Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine is spearheading the South Florida site for the first U.S. clinical trial for Lewy body dementia (LBD), the second-most common dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. There are currently no medications available to specifically treat Lewy Body dementia (LBD).
Florida Atlantic University’s Research and Development Authority celebrated 30 years last year, and as their recently released annual report suggests, that wasn’t the only reason to celebrate. According to the report, the companies of the Research Park and startups of the Technology Business Incubator (TBI) accumulated $849 million for the regional economy in 2015.
The 23-year-old lost her left hand when she was 5, a casualty of the civil war that ravaged her native Sierra Leone. But thanks to 3-D printing and a pair of Florida Atlantic University engineering graduate students, Koroma now has a replacement: a blue, green and glow-in-the-dark "bionic glove."
Imagine a watch that provides caregivers with updates about their loved ones through an app. Imagine a home monitoring service that pairs sensors with a wireless hub to alert someone if Grandma has opened her pill bottle. Imagine, too, an elder-care robot, a drone to help with household chores, or a voice-activated talking clock that reminds one to take a pill at a certain time.
Science fiction? Hardly.
A vacation on a yacht may conjure up images of billionaires and celebrities, but it’s not just for the rich and famous. In Boca Raton, Fla., Yachtico has an inventory of 5,000 yachts that cost $5,000 or less to charter for a week.
The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University announced it had another solid year of growth in 2015. Its Report to the Community highlights significant expansion, touting its role in helping to create a productive environment for technology, high-growth companies.
To create and sustain the ideal environment for innovation and invention, maximizing the academic and entrepreneurial talent and regional resources in South Florida to accelerate economic development and prosperity.