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A tour of some cool tech you’ll find right here in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio is turning into often called a technology hub, as companies flock here to begin up what may very well be the subsequent massive factor. 

Advancements in technology. Without them, mankind could not have progressed to the place we’re at this time. In the 1910s the primary hazmat go well with was believed to have been created to battle the Manchurian Plague. In the early Nineteen Thirties vibrating belts to jiggle the fats away grew to become trendy in the house as half of the house gymnasium. 

Also in the early Nineteen Thirties what was thought-about the primary fashionable drone was used for aerial goal observe. Fast ahead to 1969 when Marie Van Brittan Brown and her husband Albert invented the fashionable video safety system. Four innovations we nonetheless use at this time, however they’ve modified over time, and are used massive time here in San Antonio.

We begin off on the northwest aspect of city at Texas BioMed. Researchers work every day with these optimistic strain biosafety stage 4 fits.

“The back of the suit has these magnetic seals that close shut, so that prevents air from rushing out too quickly. And also behind those seals, there’s also HEPA filters,” mentioned Ricardo Carrion Jr.  Professor and Director of Maximum Containment Contract Research. 

Biosafety Level 4 means the researchers are working with harmful stuff, and these fits hold them protected. Carrion Jr added, “It’s essentially you’re in a bubble, blown up. If you were to get a nick or a cut on the suit, air would be forced out of the suit, into the room.” 

But they’re greater than value it, as a result of their analysis impacts world well being and develops vaccines for illness of which there are not any remedy. 

“Essentially, those suits allowed us to help create the first therapeutic for Ebola virus,” Carrion Jr. mentioned. 

Our subsequent cease is Shavano Heights on the north aspect of city. That’s the place they’ve Flock Safety’s automated license plate recognition cameras which seize an image of each license plate coming by way of this gate and sends it to the cloud. 

“The software actually compares that license plate to those state and national crime databases that we talked about,” added Holly Beilin, a Flock Safety Spokesperson. “So it can figure out if it’s a stolen vehicle, if it’s a vehicle associated with a known wanted offender, or a vehicle associated with a missing or endangered person.”  

The cameras have additionally caught gate crashers! 

“Some people will come through the gate and the next person, instead of punching in the code, they’ll try to sneak behind,” mentioned Joehellen Cronenberger, who has lived here 26 years. “And that’s when the gate crashes happen.”  

On to USAA’s most important campus on the northwest aspect. It could appear like an airplane, however it’s truly a really refined Dragon Fish Drone. This excessive tech drone with a 20 instances zoom was used to evaluate the unbelievable injury from Hurricane Ian on Fort Myers Beach. 

“USAA becomes a volunteer group of U.S. operators who actually join other state of Florida operators,” mentioned Daniel Diaz, the USAA Strategic Innovation Director. “Miami-Dade Fire Department, Pensacola Sheriff’s Department.”

It was even used to assist in search and rescue, and finally recovery efforts. Diaz informed us, “It’s positively life altering chilling to truly be in that situation.  

Finally to downtown San Antonio. That’s the place we find The Exercise Coach utilizing X Robotic Equipment. 

“It is digitized, computerized, robotisized, and uses artificial intelligence to measure your strength levels so that it uniquely sets up a program for each individual so they don’t get hurt,” mentioned Anne Kilpatrick, the President of Hill Country Strength and Fitness.

The synthetic intelligence based mostly machines, one which even I attempted out are designed to maximise your exercise, and forestall damage. 

“You can get hurt doing almost anything, but with these machines, say if we’re doing overhead press, you could let go of the overhead press machine and it won’t come down because it’s all database computerized,” added Omri Oliver, a coach with The Exercise Coach.  

San Antonio is full of tech, and that simply scratches the floor.

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