Story excerpt provided by Cincinnati Business Courier.
Written by Barrett J. Brunsman.
Scientists working on medical devices and other innovations with commercial applications were awarded more than $1 million to advance their research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
Among the promising projects is a mobile application to help school staff identify suicidal behavior in students. The device, which would monitor conversations between a student and a counselor, would provide a near real-time alert when a child is in a vulnerable emotional state. The concept developed by John Pestian, director of the Computational Medicine Center at the hospital based in Avondale, could be expanded to identify students with aggression, depression, anxiety or ADHD.
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Originally published August 11, 2015.